With widespread use of Active Directory across industries and organizations of all sizes, it is frequently a target for bad actors who can use a cracking dictionary or exposed credentials to gain unauthorized access to an employee's account.
Following racist and anti-Semitic tweets being posted for a short time to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's hijacked account - despite his use of two-factor authentication - Twitter blamed the security lapse on an unnamed mobile provider. A group called "Chuckling Squad" appears to be responsible.
A Texas-based healthcare system says hackers unsuccessfully tried to divert employee payroll direct deposits through a phishing attack that also potentially exposed patient data. The incident illustrates how business processes can help avert theft.
The Internal Revenue Services' internal financial reporting systems and IT infrastructure have 14 new security vulnerabilities, along with a long list of previously unresolved deficiencies, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office audit.
George Orwell's "1984" posited a world in which Big Brother monitored us constantly via "telescreens." But thanks to our "smart" AI home assistants - from Google, Amazon and others - we're increasingly installing the monitoring equipment ourselves, and it may "hear" much more than we realize.
Authentication vulnerabilities in certain GE Healthcare anesthesia devices could potentially allow remote attackers to meddle with the devices, researchers say. GE disputes some of the findings. Find out what other security experts have to say.
Iran is increasing its malicious cyber activity against the U.S, which could manifest in attacks that render computers unusable, a top U.S. cybersecurity official says. The warning comes after the U.S. reportedly targeted Iranian computer systems in response to the downing of a surveillance drone.
Some federal agencies inappropriately continue to rely on knowledge-based authentication to prevent fraud and abuse even though this method is no longer trustworthy because so much personal information that's been breached is readily available to fraudsters, a new
U.S. Government Accountability Office report notes.
Online invitation site Evite has been hacked and information on an unspecified number of users stolen. In a data minimization fail, the breach apparently dates from earlier this year, but it's been tied to "an inactive data storage file associated with Evite user accounts" from before 2014.
Apple will introduce a feature in its new iOS 13 operating system later this year that allows the use of Apple credentials to log into other services. The feature is designed to reduce the amount of personal information that app developers obtain, a clear shot across the bow of Facebook and Google.
The right authentication controls at the right time for the right transactions - the adaptive authentication message is taking off, says OneSpan's Tim Bedard. And here are some quick wins organizations might focus on when starting down the path.
Flat-out, traditional IAM practices are insufficient to secure a modern enterprise that relies on such diverse endpoints and connected devices. But API management can play a strong complementary role, says Jay Thorne of CA Technologies, a Broadcom company.
Every day needs to be password security day - attackers certainly aren't dormant the other 364 days of the year. But as World Password Day rolls around again, there's cause for celebration as Microsoft finally stops recommending periodic password changes.
Access risk: Security leaders understand their governance and technology challenges. But addressing them with new automated tools - and selling these new processes within their organizations? Those are the problems attendees attempted to solve at a recent dinner in Philadelphia.
Google's latest security feature enables the use of Android phones as a security key, eliminating the need for a separate token or hardware device. The free feature is potentially more appealing that Google's Titan security keys, which cost $50.