Business data security: Five dangerous mistakes you're making now - WWPass Corporation

Another day, another data breach. From JPMorgan to Sony, security breaches are constantly in the news. Still, many companies fail to take very simple steps that go a long way toward preventing them. Here are five of the most dangerous mistakes – and how to avoid them.

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Preventing a Data Breach


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You Have Choices When It Comes to Multi-Factor Authentication. How do They Stack Up?


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Cost of Cyber Crime Increases Again


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The root of the JP Morgan breach, a compromised password.

No one should be surprised that the criminals exploited an employee password that led to the JP Morgan breach exposing the data of 76 million households and some 7 million businesses.  JP Morgan is just the latest in a growing list of organizations that have fallen prey to the cyber criminals that gain access through compromised accounts. 

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Problems and Vulnerability of One-Time Passwords over SMS

Modern hackers are sophisticated, but much of the technology to ward them off is not. One-time passwords (OTPs) over short message service (SMS) were introduced as a more convenient method of authenticating users, but it didn’t take hackers long to crack them. They are no longer considered secure because they’ve been heavily attacked in recent years.

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What’s really at stake? The financial breakdown of recovering from a breach

Target has become the poster child, of sorts, for the devastating impact a data breach can have on a company. Executives were sent packing, customers took their business elsewhere and, some 10 months later, sales and earnings are still down. 

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Your Password Manager is Not Safe?

Following on the heels of last week’s disclosure by LastPass regarding two security flaws in their password manager comes a report from UC Berkeley researchers Zhiwei Li, Warren He, Devdatta Akhawe, and Dawn Song titled “The Emperor’s New Password Manager: Security Analysis of Web-based Password Managers

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Anatomy of a Hacked Android

We've said it before, not all two-factor authentication is created equal. Just when you think you're doing everything right to protect your mobile device you learn there are as many as 650,000 individual pieces of malware for Android. That's right 650,000 and they are veryeffective. Among the newest class of malware are some of the most advanced and impressive. New malware can intercept your SMS text messages to steal two-factor authentication codes.

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eBay Hacked

eBay is the latest well recognized brand to fall victim to the cyber-thugs.  Sadly, this is another incident where two-factor or multi-factor authentication may have prevented the breach.

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