Tag: Attacks

It started out as a reliable way to protect websites from the blight of automated bots. But the Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart, or CAPTCHA, may have met its match. Recent developments in AI software have proven very successful in beating many manifestations of this widely-used test. In many…

A common dictionary attack uses a list of words to guess the passwords for user accounts. It’s a simple tactic to understand, but much harder to mitigate. It all stems back to bad password choices The Oxford English Dictionary defines a dictionary attack as “an attempt to gain illicit access to a computer system by…

Imagine if someone went on a shopping spree with your credit card, but when you called the bank, they didn’t believe that you were you? Users targeted by account takeover attacks face scenarios like this every day. Read on and learn how to prevent these devastating hacks. Hackers breach user accounts to commit fraud Account…