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Credential leaks are growing on the dark web

Last year saw a 429% increase in the number of login credentials exposed on the dark web. Multi-factor authentication has become an essential security layer to ensure that whoever is entering credentials is the real user and not a usurper.

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.

How Cybercriminals Avoid MFA and Tips to Stop Them

As we often point out, layered defenses are essential for protecting valuable assets because there is no bulletproof solution in the security industry. Case in point: while multi-factor authentication (MFA) is considered one of the most crucial security defenses in existence, cybercriminals can…

In Times of Ransom(every)ware, Unified Security is Essential

Following a series of headline-grabbing ransomware attacks that disrupted critical services in the US, FBI Director Christopher Wray likened the threat posed by ransomware to the September 11 terrorist attacks of 2001. According to Wray, recent attacks against one of the largest oil pipeline…