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3 ways attackers bypass Multi-Factor Authentication

And 3 ways to stop them.

bypass Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is much more popular than it used to be. It’s easy to use and the enhanced security that it provides is supported by many services. But it’s not bulletproof. It is possible to bypass Multi-Factor Authentication.

How to get past the best security measures since the password was invented

The proliferation of mobile devices that support MFA in various different ways has helped make it a convenient option for users and life much harder for attackers, who need to develop ways to get around it. So, of course, they do.

In this report we examine how attackers manage to bypass Multi-Factor Authentication, a security measure that seems rock solid on the face of it.

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Cyber Security DE:CODED Series Two

All episodes of Cyber Security DE:CODED, Series Two

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Find all of the episodes from the award-winning Cyber Security DE:CODED podcast in one handy place.

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Cyber Security DE:CODED – Security opportunities for Managed Service Providers

“Every SMB is an expert in something. A passion. It’s probably not anti-virus…”

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Small business and Managed Service Provider special!

  • Do small businesses face the same cyber threats as large organisations?
  • Are your security solutions 100% effective? And how do you pick a good one?
  • Where are the opportunities for MSPs to add value and make more money?

In June 2022*, we set up a panel of security experts to help and advise companies selling managed security services. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) need to choose a set of security solutions that they can use or possibly resell to their small business clients, known as SMBs.

The clients face the same cyber threats as large organisations, but they’re far less equipped to handle them.

We answer all of these questions and more with special guests Martin Lee from Cisco, Chad Skipper from VMware, and Luis Corrons from Avast.

Security Life Hack from John Hawes (AMTSO)!

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Cyber Security DE:CODED – Ransomware

“There’s usually about 30% corruption in backups”

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Ransomware is feared by businesses all over the world. What happens during and after an attack? We give a unique insight into the experiences of ransomware victims.

How do organisations react to a ransomware attack?

We examine the grey area between good and bad apps

Guests on this month’s Cyber Security DE:CODED podcast include Jeremy Kirk (The Ransomware Files) and Dennis Batchelder (AppEsteem).

Security Life Hack from Brian Monkman (NetSecOPEN)!

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Cyber Security DE:CODED – Cloud security

“As long as anything is online, it’s open for strangers to try to break protection”

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The ‘cloud’ is integrating with our lives at ever more useful (or intrusive!) levels. We look at what securing the cloud means in the real world.

Is it possible to secure your online life when you don’t control all of the systems in use?

Is anyone testing cloud security, or do we simply need to accept marketing claims?

Don’t lose your cryptocurrency to hackers and scammers. Our security tips focus on cryptocurrency investors.

What does a personal hack attack look like? Backups never seems more attractive…

Guests on this month’s Cyber Security DE:CODED podcast include Eugene Kaspersky (Kaspersky) and Luis Corrons (Avast).

Security Life Hack from Chad Skipper (VMware)!

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Cyber Security DE:CODED – Testing like hackers

“When it’s not a pay-to-play test that’s behind the curtain…”

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What does it mean to test like a hacker? Can a well-intentioned tester behave the same as a real cybercriminal?

When you’re looking for a good security test, how can you tell the useful from the misleading?

Our email accounts sit at the centre of our digital lives. We look at ways to bullet-proof your most important internet account.

We discuss these questions, and more, with Frank Duff (ex-MITRE, now Tidal Cyber), Mike Sentonas (CrowdStrike) and Siggi Stefnisson (Avast).

Security Life Hack from Daniel Cuthbert!

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Cyber Security DE:CODED – Can Microsoft solve security?

“I have a PC… I like their delete key, which doesn’t exist on the Mac.”

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Can Microsoft solve security? Do you need anti-virus on your smartphone? And are Macs more secure than PCs?

We ask Eugene Kaspersky (Kaspersky) and Christian Seifert (Microsoft).

This episode’s Security Life Hack from Mikko Hyppönen (WithSecure)!

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Bluffer’s guide to home cyber security

Keep your devices safe and help others too!

home cyber security

Everyone needs to protect themselves online. There is a lot of advice out there but much of it is confusing and contradictory. We’ll show you simple but effective steps you can take to put yourself in the top ranks. And you can help your friends and loved ones stay safe too.

Welcome to the Bluffer’s Guide to Home Cyber Security!

This article is going to tell you everything you need to know to stay safe online. It won’t baffle you with too much detail. But rest assured, although the steps are simple they are backed up by our thorough and unbiased understanding of how computer security works. We don’t have anything to sell you. This is all good, free advice.

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Email ransom attack without the malware

Do You Do Any of These Embarrassing Things?

Email ransom attack

Email ransom attacks are easy and common. It’s like ransomware, but without the clever coding. Not every hacking attack has to be sophisticated. Sometimes hackers simply demand money, with the threat of making life worse if you don’t pay.

Your Device Was Hacked

The following is an example of a non-targeted, completely opportunistic email ransom attack that threatens to expose embarrassing personal details. A ransom of $1,650 will ensure the details stay private.

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Cyber Security DE:CODED Series One

Binge on all episodes of Cyber Security DE:CODED, Series One.

Find all of the episodes from the award-winning Cyber Security DE:CODED Series One in one handy place.

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