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Doing a home inspection? Then now would be a good time to change your wireless router’s default password.

Posted By PasswordCoach 1428 days ago on Security - Selling your home? Still using the wireless router’s default password? Cananyone inspecting your property easily see that password? Sticking with therouter’s default password is bad security practice, but showing it tostrangers is especially risky.

Tweetmerge — A mailmerge for Twitter

Posted By PasswordCoach 924 days ago on Security - Ever wished you could schedule a bunch of tweets to whole list ofrecipients? If yes, this post is for you. Tweetmerge is a simple (realsimple) mailmerge for twitter. Check this tutorial to create a whole seriesof tweets based on a template tweet and a mailing list of twitter handles.

When you push down on one corner of the biscuit tin, the other corner pops up.

Posted By PasswordCoach 1414 days ago on Security - Operator of the defunct passwords-for-cash website ischarged with 'trafficking in identity information'. The website disappearedin 2017 but has since been replaced by another that has 50% more hackedcredentials available for sale. Most cryptocurrencies are supported.

Stand and Deliveroo – Dick Turpin is back and he's making off with your dinner money

Posted By PasswordCoach 1659 days ago on Security - It’s probably been a while since you attended school, and the days ofhaving your dinner money wrenched out of your hand by the school bully arenow a fond and distant memory. But all that’s about to change, becauselosing your dinner money is back! And you don’t even have to go to schoolanymore. Now, there’s a new, more hip way for everyone to get mugged –cybercrime!

Vietnamese characters enable scammers to impersonate the websites of legitimate organisations

Posted By PasswordCoach 1407 days ago on Security - Scammers are now using near-miss Vietnamese characters to register spoofdomains and impersonate the websites of legitimate organisations. Be on thelook out for dots underneath characters in website addresses and links.

6 Fun Facts from Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Report (No really. They are fun)

Posted By PasswordCoach 1658 days ago on Security - Six of the best fun facts from the 2017 Verizon Data Breach InvestigationsReport. Use them to prioritise your own security training :-)

Make sure that the bad guys aren’t the only ones checking that your Java install is up-to-date

Posted By PasswordCoach 1400 days ago on Security - If your version of Java isn't up to date, then you could be at risk ofattack by cybercriminals. It will only takes a minute, but now would be agood time to check if you have Java configured for automatic updates.Instructions provided.

How long before we are being fined for having lame passwords?

Posted By PasswordCoach 1658 days ago on Security - We've been slack about password security for ever, but the recent miraihacker attack on internet-connected devices means that legislation forcingus all to get better at security might be around the corner.

Now you too can jump on the cryptocurrency mining bandwagon. You may already be on it.

Posted By PasswordCoach 1379 days ago on Security - Cryptojacking is the hot new scam coming to a computer, tablet or phonenear you soon. In a cryptojacking scam, the scammer is going to use yourdevice to mine (i.e. pull out of thin air) cryptocurrency. The good news isthat there is a pretty straight-forward way to avoid getting stung in thisway. Read on...

Billions of our passwords are now online for anyone to see.

Posted By PasswordCoach 1658 days ago on Security - All of the passwords and PII that the bad guys have been stealing over theyears has finally surfaced in a searchable online database. There are 2billion records in this data source, which may include you. If you havebeen using a password that's been around for a while, then you might bevery vulnerable to having one of your accounts accessed by pretty muchanyone. This short article will explain how you check to see if you're inthe database, what data is available on you and a suggested course ofremedial action to reduce the chances of becoming vulnerable again in thefuture.