I Can Be… a cyber security expert

Posted by Ana-Maria Lupu on 21-Feb-2019 17:34:00

This month, PixelPin’s London office was filled with the sound of excited footsteps and giggles, as eight girls from Pimlico Primary joined Georgia Steele Matthews and Kelsey McGrath to participate in, I Can Be.

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Topics: cyber security, leadership, charity, news

Learn about phishing attacks and how PixelPin can help you prevent them

Posted by Ana-Maria Lupu on 09-Oct-2018 17:45:00

Phishing is a process whereby an attacker approaches either an end-user or an employee of an organisation and attempts to either extract information from them such as usernames or passwords or otherwise attempts to make them install some type of malware in order to extract valuable data from an organisation or possibly to create the first step of several to work their way towards the valuable core of a business.

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Topics: cyber security, cyber attacks, education

Cheap password alternatives wanted!

Posted by Ana-Maria Lupu on 11-Sep-2018 09:41:00

Some people still think that passwords are secure, ignoring the facts that:

· At least 17% of people use passwords “123456” to ‘secure’ their accounts, while 50% use one of the top 25 most common passwords

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Topics: passwords, cyber security, education

Are alpha-numeric passwords outdated yet?

Posted by Ana-Maria Lupu on 07-Aug-2018 11:06:00

Recently, in its blog, Twitter has confessed that it has been keeping is users’ stored passwords as “unmasked in an internal log”. This simply means that the users’ passwords were visible and easily readable. Twitter cyber security specialists identified and solved the problem themselves and afterwards asked millions of its users to change their passwords. They did not, however, specify the number of accounts that got under risk; news company Reuters says that more than 330 million users received messages asking them to change passwords. Although the company ensures that none of the accounts were breached or even attempted to be breached, this accident shows a massive lack of control over data security in the company, damaging its reputation.

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Topics: Insider, cybersecurity, privacy, authentication, online authentication, password, passwords, cyber security, security, picture

A picture is worth a thousand.... passwords

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Logging in with PixelPin couldn’t be simpler:

- Enter your email address

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