Cibersecurity Newsletter
NOVEMBER 2019

Did you know… 81% of data breaches are caused by compromised, weak and reused passwords?

Among the varied means and techniques used by the attackers to access passwords, there are:

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The guessing method

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Capture while browsing the network

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Direct access to folders where credentials are stored

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Social engineering techniques

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Observation via keyboard movements or mouse clicks on virtual keyboards

Here’s what you must do to prevent this:

1. Avoid generic errors and create strong passwords

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Avoid using information that is connected to yourself (first name, commemorative dates, and personal tastes) and words or expressions that can be found in dictionaries

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Do not share passwords with third parties nor send e-mails that include this type of information

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Avoid entering a password when someone is watching, even if they are not near your devices

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Create robust passwords, according to the security policy, use a high number of characters where you can mix uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and special characters

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2. Minimize the likelihood of credential theft

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Use multi-factor authentication via SMS or authentication app, whenever possible

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Avoid reusing or using variations of the same password

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Do not save passwords in authentication forms that belong to Internet browsers

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Create passwords and security questions that are different for every website, service, or account

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Use fictional information for questions concerning password reset

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Keep your passwords and devices up to date and have your antivirus enabled

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3. Solve password saving and management problems

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Use password managers to generate random, extensive, and complex passwords, and then save them in a secure way

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