Category Archives: Informative

2-Factor and Multi-Factor Authentication

Talking about authentication just isn’t complete without mentioning 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Judging from the piling evidence of data breaches and weak password tendencies, using just a password as your only line of defense seems… risky. Let’s … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Remembering Passwords

It seems in today’s world, with such large parts of our lives online and intertwined with smart devices, everything has a password. To talk to your friends, perform banking transactions, order takeout and even to pay your bills, it all … Continue reading

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Data Breaches: Why You Should Update Your Old Passwords

Having a strong password is great when it comes to securing your account against traditional brute force and dictionary attacks. However, credential stuffing leverages passwords exposed in data breaches to crack accounts. More information about the different types of authentication … Continue reading

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How Email Administrators Can Improve Authentication Security

The previous articles about authentication attacks focused on how an end user identifies and protects themselves from authentication attacks. But what about protecting the server itself, and all user accounts, from such attacks? This article goes over what can be … Continue reading

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What is an Authentication Attack

“My account has been hacked!” It’s probably not the first time that you’ve heard those words, but what exactly does it mean for your account to be hacked? I’m not referring to cases where your Ex guessed your password and … Continue reading

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Trends in Networks: Spam #19

What else can be said about the Freenom and .xyz TLD abuse on Digital Ocean at this point. Perhaps it is time to just accept that email from these TLDs should never be accepted from the Digital Ocean network. Feb26 … Continue reading

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Trends in Networks: Spam #18

It’s a shame that such simple fixes can’t or won’t be done by a company to make the world a better place. I wonder if the money is really worth knowingly turning a blind eye to malicious activity, activity that … Continue reading

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Trends in Networks: Spam #17

Never ending freenom and xyz TLD spam continues on Digital Ocean. A big burst came in on Valentines day from these newsgood.xyz domains. Feb12 159.65.97.208 x1 box.hasferst.xyz 164.90.222.36 x7 ocean.heurlin.xyz 167.71.236.182 x20 mail.gizmospace.ml Feb13 104.248.198.228 x1 box.tspsonghericeltd.xyz 188.166.212.60 x2 mail.granti.xyz … Continue reading

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Trends in Networks: Spam #16

Some more throwaway freenom and xyz domains spamming on the Digital Ocean networks. I’m slowly working on expanding this report to more networks, just have been pretty busy with everything else going on. These actors have been shooting out this … Continue reading

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