Password and Authentication Hack
- Birthday attack
- Dictionary attack
- Bruteforce attack
Short TestWhich of these passwords is strongest?
- R@t Sp1ce!
Countermeasures Against Password Cracking
- Use long, strong passwords (with combinations of numbers, symbols, and letters)
- Use password management software programs, e.g., Lastpass.
Always bear in mind that the majority of successful attacks result from simple slip ups from the user.
AuthenticationOrganizations have been advised to implement multi-factor authentication.Multi-factor authentication requests three things:
- What you are
- What you have
- What you know
Latest Hack!The OTP we receive from banks was recently hacked by a group of cyber security researchers. How? The telephone network we operate on currently is known as SS7, Signaling System 7. A hole (vulnerability) has been discovered in the SS7 that provides hackers with enough fire power to intercept text messages! So, when a hacker who means business is able to get your ATM card information, the OTP is supposed to be your last line of defense against stealing your money. Well, the hacker can intercept your text message with the right tools and get the OTP, which is in plain text!
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