|Reliance on passwords is biggest security threat, says hacking expert|
|from ComputerWeekly at 30-6-2010)|
|Passwords are fundamentally insecure and represent the biggest security threat facing organisations, says Jason Hart, senior vice-president for Europe at security firm Cryptocard.|
Hart, a former ethical hacker, is able to demonstrate how easily available software can be used by hackers to capture every username and password of any user on a network.
It is impossible to protect anything that connects with the internet through any means against this kind of attack at the protocol level, he said.
Hackers are able to view the username and password victims type in to access e-mail systems, business systems and cloud services, even those using a secure internet protocol (https) or encryption.
Editor's Note: Which explains why Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder of Kaspersky Labs has called for the mass adoption of peripheral card readers for ALL Internet Banking users...read more»
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