Tag Archives: Hacking

Four ways to make sure your passwords are safe and easy to remember

Four ways to make sure your passwords are safe and easy to remember Many still make their passwords too simple. Shutterstock/Vitalii Vodolazskyi Steven Furnell, University of Nottingham For more than 15 years, there have been various predictions from tech leaders about the death of passwords. Bill Gates predicted it back in 2004 and Microsoft has predicted it for 2021. There …

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Universities are a juicy prize for cyber criminals. Here are 5 ways to improve their defences

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Universities worldwide are a growing target for hackers. A July 2020 report by cybersecurity company Redscan found more than 50% of UK universities recorded a data breach in the previous 12 months. More recently, a data breach has affected 444,000 users of ProctorU. Universities, including several Australian ones, use this online tool to supervise students sitting exams from home. Personal records from ProctorU …

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