WatchGuard Blog - Access & Identity Authentication

Old mobile numbers can compromise unsecure MFA systems

A recent study has analyzed the risks of reusing old mobile phone numbers. It found cases where new users received SMS messages with access to confidential information of the previous owners and also links to some of their online accounts due to MFA of those accounts.

Keeping safe online

Technology has always played its part in education – but mainly in schools and classrooms. The last 12 months have changed this and the sudden need to shift to remote learning has put technology at the very heart of delivering continuity in teaching to reduce the impact of COVID-19.

Education under cyber attack

In September last year, the UK government’s NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre), part of GCHQ, issued an alert to the academic sector following a series of online attacks against schools, colleges and universities. The attacks coincided with the return of pupils and students and prompted the NCSC…