Stories by welivesecurity
The three types of employees that can cause a data breach
More and more companies are realizing that trusted & trained employees can also pose an enormous threat. We have identified three types of employees.
A short history of the computer password
The concept of a password was developed so that users could only access their own specific files for their allotted four hours a week.
Fingerprint security & biometrics: Three major myths busted
Contrary to what many people assume biometric readers aren't foolproof. They have their own set of unique vulnerabilities. Fingerprints can be stolen.
Young cybercriminals ‘more motivated by peer respect than financial gain’
An increasing number of young cybercriminals are motivated by a sense of notoriety and popularity with their peers rather than financial gain.
Women in cybersecurity: Slowly but surely, change is coming
Strides in diversity: Women are breaking barriers in cybersecurity, shifting the industry's gender dynamic for the better.
10 reasons why cybercriminals target smartphones
Smartphones aim to heighten convenience, but there is a real feeling that they're becoming a bigger target for cybercriminals. Why?.
Welivesecurity reveals the eight things you should know about spyware
Spyware is widely spread across the web, and is ever present on today’s mobile and desktop devices. You should be security-conscious at all times.
Ransomware: Key insights from infosec experts
Take ransomware. What does it entail? Does it even matter – will it ever actually affect you? It’ll vanish as quickly as it appeared, right? Wrong.