This Was Entirely Predictable – Hackers Tricking People Into Facial Scans

This Was Entirely Predictable – Hackers Tricking People Into Facial Scans

Collecting all of that information to verify the age of website visitors creates an extra-large target for that biometric information. When I applied online for unemployment, I had to provide copies of my social security card, driver’s license, and a live facial scan. Remember that this is the same state government with the entire DMV driver’s license database sitting on MoveIt when that tool got hacked, requiring me to store even more of my identity online with a third-party service.

The risk level is outrageous.

Shared Links (weekly) August 20, 2023

Shared Links (weekly) August 20, 2023

Shared Links (weekly) June 4, 2023

Shared Links (weekly) June 4, 2023

Linked: Employees’ email still drives most of the data loss at organizations
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Linked: Employees’ email still drives most of the data loss at organizations

A good chunk of these breaches are not someone actually trying to steal data, but just someone trying to either make something more easily accessible outside of the office or taking information when they leave related to things like contact information, maybe some documents they’ve written themselves that they want to keep, etc.

It’s likely that these folks aren’t actively trying to commit some sort of corporate espionage, they just aren’t really thinking about what they do. It might just be that the once-per-year required video just isn’t enough to make it top of mind every day.

Linked: 8-Character Passwords Can Be Cracked in Less than 60 Minutes
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Linked: 8-Character Passwords Can Be Cracked in Less than 60 Minutes

So, best practices?

– use complex passwords.
– use each complex password on exactly one website. (Do NOT reuse).
– use a password manager to keep track of all those passwords.
– Use multi-factor authentication when available, as an extra step beyond your password.