MOVEit Cyberattack, The Problem with Password Rotations, Military Alert on Free Smartwatches

Several major organizations, including British Airways and the BBC, fell victim to the recent MOVEit cyberattack. We discuss the alarming trend of hackers targeting trusted suppliers to gain access to customer data, potentially holding companies and individuals for ransom.

Is it better to change passwords regularly or focus on creating complex ones? We discuss the pitfalls of frequent password changes, such as predictable patterns and delayed responses to security breaches.

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The Department of the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division issues a military-wide alert about a program offering free smartwatches to US service members. We discuss the concerns surrounding these devices, from malicious actors targeting personal data to engaging in “brushing” activities.

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Moveit hack: attack on BBC and BA offers glimpse into the future of cybercrime

Thoughts on scheduled password changes (don’t call them rotations!)

Warning Issued to Troops Receiving Strange Smartwatches in the Mail

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