Why are companies still recommending an 8-character password minimum? Passwords are some of the easiest targets for attackers, yet companies still allow weak passwords in their environment. Multiple service providers recommend 8-character minimum passwords based on outdated data. Download Slides: https://www.activecountermeasures.com/presentations Originally recorded as a live webcast on December 5th, 2019 Presented by: Darin Roberts & […]
Today's podcast reports on ransomware threats to release stolen data are increasing, why no one getting high on one data theft, data left open a sport ticket resellers and wonders who's the good guy taking down a botnet?
Amazon officially becomes the most valuable brand of all time; tech giants set new record for money spent on lobbying; Tesla hits major milestone When many of us think about Amazon, we likely think of a tech giant that has grown to be the world’s biggest company. But now, it is official that the company…
A newly discovered threat actor named Vivin is raking in Monero from cryptomining malware, showing that this type of attack isn't going away anytime soon.
Today’s top news is that Huawei’s CFO hearing is now officially underway. In other news, North’s new smart-glasses to include some cool new bleeding-edge features, and Apple supposedly abandoned encrypting iCloud backups after FBI intervention. Thank you for tuning in to Hashtag Trending, it’s Wednesday, January 22nd, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Trending everywhere,…
Today's podcast reports on a data breach at a childrens' clothes website, another email extortion scam and a warning about Internet Explorer
The CEO of Google calling for more AI regulation, Amazon wants customers to be able to pay with their hands, and thousands of cam girls have their data exposed.
Today's podcast reports on income tax, data breach refund and smartphone scams, and the closing of a web site selling access to stolen passwords
Welcome listeners, hope you’re all doing well this Monday morning. The top three stories to take in right now include a Montreal teen arrested in cryptocurrency scam bust, the European Union considering banning facial recognition, and Alphabet passing the trillion-dollar mark. Thank you for tuning in to Hashtag Trending, it’s Monday, January 20th, and I’m…
Are publicly-released PoC exploits good or bad? Why is the Joker malware giving Google a headache? The Threatpost team discusses all this and more in this week's news wrap.
Today's podcast reports on the privacy of mobile apps, models at risk on adult sites, medical images poorly protected and an interesting libel ruling by a Canadian court
Microsoft says it wants to go carbon negative by 2030, the Norwegian Consumer Council releases a new report highlighting how digital marketing are breaking the rules - a lot, and Twitter can’t get enough of China’s new driverless high-speed train.
In today’s episode, we talk about Ikea Canada closing its pick up and order stores, Google cutting web cookies, and the U.S. military’s plans to build long-range facial recognition technology.
Threatpost talks to Venafi about the recently-disclosed Microsoft vulnerability and whether the hype around the flaw was warranted.
Today's podcast reports on a data breach of child images from a mobile app, a stolen business contact database for sale and an email cyber attack at the United Nations
People say their farewells to Windows 7, Uber drivers in Ontario want to unionize, and Microsoft’s CEO says encryption backdoors are a “terrible idea”.
On this episode of Hashtag trending, we talk about Walmart’s grocery robot helpers, how Las Vegas avoided a cyber attack during CES, and what Microsoft’s newest solution to protect children online.
Today's podcast reports on the discovery of data on millions of Americans open on the Internet
Hollywood thinks AI has the answers to better film management, Twitter users will soon have more control over who can reply to their tweets, and farmers are buying 40-year-old tractors because they’re actually repairable.
Today's podcast reports on a webcam spy sent to jail, complaints laid by privacy groups about Android apps on new phones and more security updates released
Facebook is sticking to its advertising policy despite it not making much sense, a recently published report highlights a serious TikTok vulnerability that was addressed last December, and someone’s attempt to skip work with a fake photo goes viral.
The 2020 Consumer Electronic Show continues, and so does the news flow as Sony announces its own electric car, Toyata unveils its plans for a smart city at the bottom of Mt. Fuji, and people are scratching their heads about one of CES’s main keynote speakers.
Today's podcast reports on Facebook security announcements, apps deleted and restored by Google, Amazon Ring's new security centre and more
CES hasn’t stopped, so how can we not talk about it, Facebook says it’s going to ban deepfake videos, and Uber and Hyundai unveil their concept electric flying car for the future of air taxi service.