Selena Gomez gave her social media passwords to assistant so she could prioritise mental health- Tempemail

Selena Gomez has revealed that she prioritised her mental health by giving the logins to her social media accounts to her assistant and deleting the apps from her phone. The 29-year-old spoke candidly about her relationship with social media, and why she ultimately decided to hand over the reins to Continue Reading

New Android Malware Uses VNC to Spy and Steal Passwords from Victims – Tempemail

A previously undocumented Android-based remote access trojan (RAT) has been found to use screen recording features to steal sensitive information on the device, including banking credentials, and open the door for on-device fraud. Dubbed “Vultur” due to its use of Virtual Network Computing (VNC)’s remote screen-sharing technology to gain full Continue Reading

Malicious NPM Package Caught Stealing Users’ Saved Passwords From Browsers – Tempemail

A software package available from the official NPM repository has been revealed to be actually a front for a tool that’s designed to steal saved passwords from the Chrome web browser. The package in question, named “nodejs_net_server” and downloaded over 1,283 times since February 2019, was last updated seven months Continue Reading

Android Apps with 5.8 million Installs Caught Stealing Users’ Facebook Passwords – Tempemail

Google intervened to remove nine Android apps downloaded more than 5.8 million times from the company’s Play Store after the apps were caught furtively stealing users’ Facebook login credentials. “The applications were fully functional, which was supposed to weaken the vigilance of potential victims. With that, to access all of Continue Reading

Is it still a good idea to require users to change their passwords? – Tempemail

For as long as corporate IT has been in existence, users have been required to change their passwords periodically. In fact, the need for scheduled password changes may be one of the most long-standing of all IT best practices. Recently, however, things have started to change. Microsoft has reversed course Continue Reading

How Should the Service Desk Reset Passwords? – Tempemail

Ask the average helpdesk technician what they do all day, and they will probably answer by saying that they reset passwords. Sure, helpdesk technicians do plenty of other things too, but in many organizations, a disproportionate number of helpdesk calls are tied to password resets. On the surface, having a Continue Reading

3.2 Billion Leaked Passwords Contain 1.5 Million Records with Government Emails – Tempemail

A staggering number of 3.28 billion passwords linked to 2.18 billion unique email addresses were exposed in what’s one of the largest data dumps of breached usernames and passwords. In addition, the leak includes 1,502,909 passwords associated with email addresses from government domains across the world, with the U.S. government Continue Reading

Alert — There’s A New Malware Out There Snatching Users’ Passwords – Tempemail

A previously undocumented malware downloader has been spotted in the wild in phishing attacks to deploy credential stealers and other malicious payloads. Dubbed “Saint Bot,” the malware is said to have first appeared on the scene in January 2021, with indications that it’s under active development. “Saint Bot is a Continue Reading

Fixing the Weakest Link — The Passwords — in Cybersecurity Today – Tempemail

Password security has long been an issue for businesses and their cybersecurity standards. Account passwords are often the weakest link in the overall security posture for many organizations. Many companies have used Microsoft’s default password policies for decades. While these can be customized, businesses often accept the default values for Continue Reading