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Parents - The Other Type of Hacker...

It seems like every other day you hear about a new data breach or some new scam designed to steal credentials of the unsuspecting end user. With the advent of social media, it’s now easier than ever to social engineer a person’s identity for nefarious intent. With these constant barrages of attacks, there is a heavy focus in the community on executing best practices for navigating the murky...

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Default Passwords - Problems in Predictability

Default Passwords are not some series of enigmas that most people cannot hope to understand. In fact, many users interact with default passwords throughout their daily activities – and therein lies the problem. Whether out of habit, defiance, or plain lackadaisical negligence, users still refrain from changing default passwords. This practices introduces additional, wholly unnecessary security...

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