Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Top 5 tips for using password managers

Password managers are a good way to keep your passwords unique, strong and safe. Tom Merritt gives us five tips on how to use them correctly


CISA and NSA Release Guidance on Selecting and Hardening VPNs

Original release date: September 28, 2021

The National Security Agency (NSA) and CISA ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


How safe is a quantum-safe virtual private network?

Verizon aims to find out by testing the technology, which is geared at enhancing encryption methods using session key exchange security mechanisms, the carrier said.


What’s going on with the ‘Great Resignation’?

By Steven J. Vaughan-NicholsComputerworld
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Popular Marvel, DC Comics, and Star Wars Themed Passwords to Avoid

As I have been saying for years, passwords by themselves no longer represent a secure form of authentication.  This is because passwords can be easily guessed, or solved using automated password cracking techniques such as the Dictionary Attack or Brute Force Attack.  There are also pre-cracked lists of passwords called Rainbow Tables available on both the light and dark web.

There are plenty of Rainbow Table available for the most commonly ...

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Guest Post – Four Tips to Help Keep You Safe and Secure Online

The world has evolved so much in the past few years. These changes are even more apparent in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, with people and businesses forced to adapt and move everything online, from office meetings to grocery shopping.

Need to buy a pair of jeans? Ran out of groceries for the week? Craving your favorite food? All of these ...

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Thanksgiving Turkey Award – Worst Passwords of 2020

If the Pandemic wasn’t enough to deal with, we still have to deal with people and their poor password choices.

Three passwords security controls that really make a difference.

  • Make your passwords longer than 12 characters
  • Use a password manager to create and remember long random passwords that are different for every location or resource.
  • Use two-factor authentication everywhere you can.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving – Be sure to watch the video below.

Top 200 Worst Passwords of 2021 from NordPass

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