lundi 26 juin 2017

UK parliament cyber attack highlights the shortcomings of passwords

As we reported over the weekend the UK parliament's email system was subject to a brute force attack using passwords stolen in the 2012 LinkedIn breach. Security experts have been quick to point out the inherent weakness in large organizations and government departments relying on passwords to protect highly sensitive data. "A simple brute force attack can normally be detected and blocked within a minute," says Ilia Kolochenko, CEO of web security company, High-Tech Bridge.  "This incident highlights once again that cybersecurity fundamentals are ignored even by the governments of leading countries. Today, two-factor authentication (2FA), advanced IP filtering and… [Continue Reading]

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