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Can multi-factor authentication save us from password-based attacks?

November 9th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology, Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Can multi-factor authentication save us from password-based attacks?”

While cybercrime continues to explode, one thing hasn’t changed. According to the experts, we are still pretty lame in creating our passwords.”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek

Check your favorite news source, and you will see it’s still happening at an alarming rate. Cybercriminals are everywhere and looking for their next victim. Large corporations, SMBs, personal accounts and organizations of all types are in their crosshairs. Many times, the only thing standing in their way are the passwords we create. Our password creation skills are where some of the most significant concern lies as experts try to figure out the best ways to protect ourselves, our customers and assets. Looking at the current state of passwords is seems that most of us need something to prevent our worst instincts when it comes to choosing passwords: using personal information, predictable keystroke patterns, password variations, well-known substitutions, single words from a dictionary, and – above all – reusing the same password for many different private and enterprise accounts. Shifting our focus into the future, especially for organizations, we need to figure out what an effective, modern password policy looks like. This article, written by Sam Bocetta for, covers the topic well and provides some practical help to boot.

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Equinix Breach: 7 Things To Know About Netwalker Ransomware Attacks

September 15th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Equinix Breach: 7 Things To Know About Netwalker Ransomware Attacks”

“It sounds like something from Star Wars but Netwalker is actually serious business as ransomware attackers become increasingly sophisticated.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies

CRN Magazine reports that Equinix is the latest data center provider to fall victim to a Netwalker ransomware attack. According to the article, in only six months since becoming active, Netwalker attacks have cost companies over $25 million in ransom payments. In this article from CRN Magazine, author Michael Novinson provides essential insight on the attacks and seven things that technology solution providers and anyone in your IT department should know about Netwalker.

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