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LastPass breach: an historic – and likely ignored – cybersecurity lesson

THE PASSWORD MANAGEMENT PROMISE Password management has always been a struggle between convenience and security, with end-users often using the same password across multiple systems and using passwords – such as names of pets or significant others – containing clues easily obtained from social media. Some will even use the same passwords for years at a stretch, which can extend vulnerability long after their authentication information has been compromised in a breach. Password management solutions like LastPass, 1Password, and Dashlane promise to address the weakest...

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Massive Pentagon data leak shines light on insider cybersecurity risks

NO LONGER JUST A GAME Massachusetts Air National Guard member Jack Teixeira, 21, was arrested last week for allegedly stealing the highly classified military documents and sharing them on a Discord gaming channel. The compromised data includes signals-based intelligence that could impact American information gathering efforts for years to come. In the ever evolving pantheon of major cybersecurity events, this ranks among the most damaging. What is especially troubling about this particular breach is the amount of time it took to be discovered. Military officials were unaware...

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