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CA Report, Companies Still Use Dumb Passwords, Online Abuse in Kenya Up by 1155%

CA Report, Companies Still Use Dumb Passwords, Online Abuse in Kenya Up by 1155%

Cyber Security
The Communications Authority of Kenya recently released their Q1 2018 Sector Statistics Report and it has some interesting tidbits. First is the section about the National Cyber Threat Landscape. The National KE-CIRT/CC detected over 7.9 million cyber threats, which was a 25% drop compared to the previous quarter. The most interesting tidbit under the various list of cyber threats detected is the rise of online abuse in the time frame the data was collected. According to CA, online abuse has increased by 1155% compared to last quarter (1757 cases vs 140) which is quite significant. During this quarter, the National KE-CIRT/CC validated and escalated 3,488 cases, of which online abuse took the lions share (1737 cases) up from 99 last quarter. This was a 1654.5% increase. According

Online Safety in the wake of Cyber Crime: The Future Of The Password

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Your computer is only as secure as its weakest link — your password. Reports By Bobby Emamian of Forbes And once some malicious hacker cracks it, he can access whatever he wants within your account, as we saw with the celebrity iCloud photo leak and, more recently, the supposed Gmail account hack. It no longer matters how many special characters and numbers you set in your password; a skilled password cracker can eventually decipher it. And with wireless connectivity being built into everything from appliances to cars to jewelry, it’s going to take more than passwords to maintain security moving forward. The Internet of (Secure) Things Passwords have become more personal and unique to you and your device. Look at Touch ID, for example. It’s been utilized by the iPhone as a means to u