How do computer hackers figure out our passwords? Learn about the techniques they use to crack the codes, and what systems protect us.
Here’s How to Stop Russian Cyber-Hacking
“In October, malware embedded in residential internet routers and DVRs helped orchestrate a large-scale distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on the East Coast that shut down Amazon, Netflix, Twitter and other major websites. The following month, a ransomware hack shut down San Francisco’s public transit ticketing system for a few days after Thanksgiving.”
7 sneak attacks used by today’s most devious hackers
“Millions of pieces of malware and thousands of malicious hacker gangs roam today’s online world preying on easy dupes. Reusing the same tactics that have worked for years, if not decades, they do nothing new or interesting in exploiting our laziness, lapses in judgment, or plain idiocy.”
How Your Passwords Are Stored on the Internet (and When Your Password Strength Doesn’t Matter)
“There are a number of ways a site can store your password, and some are considerably more secure than others. Here’s a quick rundown of the most popular methods, and what they mean for the security of your data.”
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