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    For almost every account that you create online, you are required to make a secure password. Choosing one that's difficult for others to figure out requires the creation of unlikely letter and number combinations. Fortunately, crafting hard-to-crack and easy-to-remember passwords is pretty straightforward.     1st Method Applying Password Basics     Choose a password that no one will easily guess or hack   Don't use a word or phrase of special importance to you—like...

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      The social media accounts of almost half of the teams in the National Football League, as well as the official NFL account, were hacked, the NFL said in a statement today. Some ESPN social media accounts were also “briefly compromised,” ESPN said today in a statement to The Verge.   The NFL accounts were hacked on Sunday and Monday. Many of the hacked NFL tweets promoted the hacker group...

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      Internet Explorer is dead, but not the mess it left behind.   Microsoft earlier today issued an emergency security advisory warning millions of Windows users of a new zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE) browser that attackers are actively exploiting in the wild — and there is no patch yet available for it.   The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-0674 and rated moderated, is a remote code execution issue that exists in...

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      A security researcher reported finding a database with the names, phone numbers and unique user IDs of more than 267 million Facebook users — nearly all U.S.-based — on the open internet. The data were likely harvested by criminals, said researcher Bob Diachenko, an independent security consultant.   The database, which Diachenko discovered with a search engine, was freely accessible online for at least 10 days beginning...

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      SINGAPORE: The personal data of 2,400 Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) personnel may be affected by a potential ST Logistics personal data breach.   ST Logistics said in a media release on Saturday (Dec 21) that the potential breach was a result of a recent series of email phishing activities involving malicious malware sent to its employees’ email accounts.   “This data, contained in working files...

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      Email has long been a major weak link for security; the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign were both infamously compromised by Russian hackers through email-related phishing attacks ahead of the 2016 US elections. With the 2020 campaign in full swing, a patched flaw in Microsoft Outlook is still giving attackers an opening.   First disclosed and fixed in October 2017, the bug is in a...

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      You’re a smart business owner. You understand the importance of cybersecurity. You use a great email scanner and anti-virus program. You run regular security awareness training sessions with your employees. And you’ve enabled two-factor authentication. Basically, you’re doing everything right. Are you sure that you’re not missing something? What about your website? How well-protected is that? In this post, we’ll look at how cybercrime could kill your...

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      The software available for download on Monero’s (XMR) official website was compromised to steal cryptocurrency, according to a Nov. 19 Reddit post published by the coin’s core development team.   The command-line interface (CLI) tools available at getmonero.org may have been compromised over the last 24 hours. In the announcement, the team notes that the hash of the binaries available for download did not match the expected hashes.     The Software Was...

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      What do you do when your CEO emails you with an urgent request?   You immediately do what he says, of course.   This behaviour, however, is the exact reason why employees in Singapore are falling prey to CEO email scams that put the company’s data and funds at major risk. Among 11 Southeast Asian countries, Singapore recorded the highest number of business email compromise (BEC) scams last year, according...

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