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Earning Back Consumer Trust

After all the data breaches in the past 12 months, do consumers trust companies with their personal data? Would you? Do you? Probably not, and rightfully so. Hackers are making big name, Fortune 100, companies look like they don’t know what they are doing when it comes to data security. The (now cliché reference) Target […]

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Are Your Vendors Making You Vulnerable?

Using a third-party vendor has not been considered a real security threat until recently (sorry, Target). Now, the limelight is shifting from enforcing a strong password policy to all employees to enforcing a password policy to all users on the network- employee, consultant or vendor. If you are enforcing a password policy to all employees on […]

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Hacking is the new Black- Are you avoiding the fad?

It certainly doesn’t take a genius to notice the rapidly increasing number of security breaches in the news. eBay is now receiving free (certainly unwanted) media attention as a security breach dating as far back as late February has recently been brought to light. While those at eBay scramble to do some serious damage control […]

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Public utility department hack and what it means for you

CNN.com posted an article Wednesday evening (read it here) exposing the dangers of poorly secured public service networks. While you may or may not be in the public utilities industry- you probably use water and electricity, which means you would effected by a network compromise if it happened in your town, city, county ect. Now, […]

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Rainbow Tables: not all rainbows are created equally

If you have been in the IT industry for more than five minutes you have heard of “Rainbow Tables” and you are well aware that they are a real threat to networks. You probably even knew some kid in your dorm sophomore year that used them to hack into various websites. Yes, you are well […]

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How to create a strong password in 6 easy steps

One of the best ways to protect yourself from having your information hijacked is to make sure that you are being smart about your password creation. While requirements like password length and special characters might be annoying, they are actually there to encourage you to create a strong password to protect data. Below are some […]

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The Biggest Security Threat Your Company is Facing is not A Hacker

In light of recent news your company has probably, hopefully, made securing your network a top priority. While the rest of your IT team is looking at how to protect your network from external threats- you can be one step ahead and make sure you are protecting your network from what experts are saying is […]

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Everything about the Target Hack that you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask

It has been about a little over a month since the retail giant, Target, let the public know about the POS malware that managed to steal the information of about 110 million customers over about a three week period. While Target attempts to recover from one of the largest data hacks in the history or […]

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Top Five Password Policy Mistakes

We’ve all done it. You are in a hurry for a lunch meeting and you want to check your email one last time and up pops a friendly, admittedly annoying, reminder that your password is about to expire. You click “OK”, check your email and dash off to lunch. This charade continues for a few […]

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How Inactive Users can be Harming Your Network

I’ve already harped on this a few times in Top Ten Ways and Five Human Habits Hackers Exploit, but we at nFront Security feel that this topic is often overlooked and it can be a huge danger to some companies. People come and go in your company all the time, that is the way business […]

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