Tag Archives: passwords

Top 10 Hacks & Attacks from 2019

Last year was a busy one in the world of website security. Our 2019 Threat Research Report shows that over 60% of websites we cleaned had a vulnerability at the point of infection, up 4% over 2018. SEO spam remained a universal threat, while backdoors allowed hackers to reinfect sites recovering from an initial attack. More Info »

3-D Secure SMS-OTP Phishing

One of our remediation analysts Eli Trevino recently discovered a phishing page informing victims about fake Netflix service disruptions, supposedly due to problems with the victim’s payment method. The phishing page prompts victims to provide their payment details to prevent account lockout: What’s interesting about this phishing page is that it selectively targets victims within More Info »

Password Attacks 101

One of the most common attacks carried out nowadays is related to cracking passwords, but most people probably just know about brute-forcing. There are, in fact, other kinds of attacks around passwords. Let’s take a look at three kinds of password attacks. Brute Force Attacks Brute forcing in its essence is trying many passwords to More Info »

Personal Online Security – Account Management

Continuing a series on how to better strengthen your personal online privacy, we are looking to take personal inventory of how we connect online. These were themes covered during our webinar “Security Beyond Your Website: Personal Online Privacy” and in a Twitter conversation (through the #Digiblogchat weekly forum) on this same topic. The first posts More Info »

How Passwords Get Hacked

How many passwords do you use in a given day? Everything on the internet requires a password. It can be tough to keep track of them all and keep coming up with strong passwords. For proof, listen to the grumblings in most office buildings on the day passwords are set to expire. The disdain for More Info »

Why Reinfections Happen with a WAF

A web application firewall (WAF) is a great way to detect and filter incoming malicious requests before they can exploit website vulnerabilities and security flaws. While a WAF helps protect against threats over HTTP/HTTPS, the website can still be hacked from the inside. Cross-site Contamination One common way that websites get reinfected is through cross-site More Info »