How it really happened : NINJIO Season 3, Episode 12, Your Page is My Page

 

In NINJIO’s Season 3, Episode 12, when faced with a blackmail threat regarding embarrassing messages, Emily tries to understand how hackers might have accessed her account.  Weak password practices could be to blame.  Setting long and unique passphrases for each account that you have is one of the best ways to keep your information secure, along with avoiding logging into an account through another site’s credentials and utilizing 2-factor authentication when it is available.

 

 

Facebook Security Breach Exposes Accounts of 50 Million Users

The breach, discovered in September 2018, was the largest in Facebook’s history.  The NY Times looks at the factors that helped this happen.

 

“Hacked Account” Blackmail Spam on the Rise – Beware!

TidBITS discusses the rise and danger in the spread of these password blackmail scams.

 

Why Deep Defense Should Start with Detecting Compromised Credentials

Info Security Magazine goes over some of the ways hackers obtain user credentials and how important it is to be aware of the problem.

 

How Secure is My Password?

TechCo discusses how much time a long, unique passphrase can take to be hacked.

 

8 tips for creating better passwords (and actually remembering them all)

A local news outlet offers tips for making and keeping track of your passwords.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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