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Facebook stored millions of passwords in plain text, making them available for years to anyone who had access to the files. Between 200 million and 600 million Facebook users are understood to have been affected
Internet privacy and data protection are increasingly important issues for anyone who uses the internet. Massive data breaches in recent years have opened the eyes of both the public and government bodies about how much damage can be caused by poor data protection procedures. The EU has taken a proactive response to this situation by adopting the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)...
Earlier this year, Keeper Security wrote an article about the most common passwords used in 2016. The list showed that many people are using very weak passwords that would easily be cracked by any mildly competent hacker in seconds or minutes.
Browsers are now adding a 'not secure' (in Chrome) or a broken padlock (in Firefox) warning if the website includes a login or a payment form that is not secure.
Source: Infosecurity Magazine
Small and medium size businesses are the primary target for hackers, mainly because smaller businesses do not always have the same resources to implement a good security policy.
Brute force attacks are very common against web sites and WordPress has been a favourite target for many years. Unfortunately, this has now been getting worse due to a 'feature' in WordPress that has the unwelcome result of making brute force attacks much easier and more efficient.