Secret Sharing in Online Communities: A Comparative Analysis of Offender and Non-Offender Password Strategies
Social identity seems to influence password choice and the virtual identity of users must be understood through the broader social identity behind it. The objective of this research is to determine whether the criminal nature of an online community influences password characteristics and strength.
To study credentials attacks on RDP, we operate high-interaction honeypots on the Internet. We analyzed over 2.3 million connections that supplied hashed credentials and attempted to crack them. This article will highlight insights from these attacks and provide mitigation advice.
Tell Me Where You Live and I Will Tell You About Your P@ssw0rd: Understanding the Macrosocial Factors Influencing Password’s Strength
To explore how a user’s environment influences password creation strategies, we present a blogpost series in which we consider several different perspectives – the macrosocial influence of your country (where you live), the influence of your peers (who your friends are), and a technical understanding of how they are attacked – to improve password security and mitigate the risk of poorly secured passwords.
Rampant inflation is driving an increase in email-based threats – both as threat actors feeling the pinch find it harder to pay their bills and as desperate recipients experiencing financial hardships of their own fall prey to their tactics. Learn what to watch for to protect yourself from these “too-good-to-be-true” schemes.