The Tragic Password Mistake Hackers Are Hoping You’ll Make

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You’re smart. You don’t use passwords like the perennial 123456 and qwerty. Or even slightly better ones, like Cassie86 or Cubs1908. Because you put some thought into them, your passwords are better than those, right?

Maybe. But unless you avoid a little-known mistake recently uncovered by password researchers, there’s a good chance your passwords will still be far easier for hackers to crack than you think.

http://www.alternet.org/tragic-password-mistake-hackers-are-hoping-youll-make

WordPress Security Essentials

Tips & Tricks

Almost every successful hack of a WordPress site exploits one or more of the four main points of vulnerability:

Host security breach
Out-of-date WordPress Core
Unsafe plugins and themes
Brute force attack

If you don’t manage these areas well, then any additional security measures you take will be in vain. You most valuable security tool is good management of your WordPress site.

What is Flashback

Tips & Tricks

What is Flashback, and how does OpenDNS protect me?

The Internet is abuzz with news about Flashback, because until very recently it was commonly believed that Macs are largely immune to malware and attacks. Some reported numbers about infections are as high as 600,000, with a reported 56% of those infections on U.S. soil. Flashback was first discovered in September of last year, when it was designed to look like a Adobe Flash update (hence its name). But as of this month, it’s now infecting users that visit compromised websites. Once infected, the malware will attempt to connect to a server for command and control. Flashback has a built-in algorithm, which calculates the domain for C&C.

 

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