Shared Links (weekly) Jan. 9, 2022

Shared Links (weekly) Jan. 9, 2022

Shared Links (weekly) Jan. 2, 2022

Shared Links (weekly) Jan. 2, 2022

Linked: Everyone is burned out. That’s becoming a security nightmare
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Linked: Everyone is burned out. That’s becoming a security nightmare

OK fine, my near-weekly encouragement to see your employees as human beings first, and look out for them as human beings haven’t convinced you that burnout is a problem for your business. How about the fact that tired, burned-out employees eventually just check out and create a security nightmare?

Shared Links (weekly) November 28, 2021

Shared Links (weekly) November 28, 2021

Linked: Top Password List of 2021 Proves You Need a Password Manager
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Linked: Top Password List of 2021 Proves You Need a Password Manager

I mean, you really should use one for the obvious reason listed here, it lets you create a ton of different passwords, and make them complicated enough that they are hard to crack, since you no longer have to remember them, but they also make it easy for you to help someone gain access to important information and accounts when you are unable to. Because believe me, it happens.

Linked: We’re still making terrible choices with passwords, even though we know better
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Linked: We’re still making terrible choices with passwords, even though we know better

Most people do the right thing with passwords for financial accounts, but all the websites that make them create an account just to read an article? Who really cares if that account gets hacked? Why not just use the same password for all of them? What’s the hacker going to do, read USA Today as them? Who cares?

That is all just normal, human, behavior. The thing that should scare the hell out of security professionals is how many people view their work access the same way. They don’t care. It’s not their data, it’s just the place where they happen to work, for now. This shows in the low number of people creating a strong password for their work accounts. (It also shows how making them change it every few months really just backfires.)