The average person spends roughly 11 hours online every day. From banking to chatting with friends, there’s no limit to all of the things we can do online. However, most of the sites or online resources we use daily—from Facebook to Gmail—are secured using a simple password. Believe it or not, most people’s passwords aren’t very good, leaving many Web users susceptible to having their information hacked.
Bad habits die hard, according to SplashData’s eighth annual list of Worst Passwords of the Year. After evaluating more than 5 million passwords leaked on the Internet, the company found that computer users continue using the same predictable, easily guessable passwords.
In the company’s ninth annual installment of the Worst Passwords of the Year list, “donald” is not among the top 25 most dangerous and most commonly leaked passwords by hackers. In other news, “password” has for the first time in the list’s history been knocked out of the top two spots.
There are an increasing number of stories focused on the danger for small businesses of not being secure online. To address this issue and ensure your business is prepared against common hacks and social engineering that target user passwords, here are some of the most common problems faced and how to address them.
Running a small and growing business can be difficult enough without having to worry about cybersecurity. Stretched thin with limited staff, bootstrapped resources, and a lack of clear policy for complicated risk, small businesses are particularly vulnerable to cyber-attack. To help with this, here are some of the top websites you should be following and referencing for information about cybercrime and how to prepare for and prevent it.
One of the great challenges in growing a business is in scaling every aspect of operations over the course of several months or years. Major issues like employment and cashflow stand out most, but what about day to day issues like data security and password management?
More than ever before, enterprise cyber security is top of mind for corporate executives. The increased availability of computing power, storage capabilities, and general access to technology means AI can start to develop more effective trend-lining predictions.
Technology has enabled even mid-size companies to uncouple from the traditional office setting and build a remote team. Opening a wider pool of potential talent, reducing overhead, and streamlining operations, remote distribution of your workforce can make a lot of sense, especially for startups with limited funds.
As the frequency of attacks against medium and small businesses increases, cyber security is more important than ever before. According to Small Business Trends , 43% of all cyber-attacks are currently targeted towards small businesses.
TeamsID has been securing passwords for millions of customers since 2005.
In its sixth annual Worst Passwords report, compiled from more than five million passwords leaked during the year, three variations of "password" appear, including "passw0rd" and "password1".