March 2020 Newsletter from Seiretto Ltd
 
https://www.seiretto.co.uk/
 

Good Morning!

In this newsletter:

  - Alternatives to Google and Facebook
 - Microsoft spills 250 million support beans
 - Unbelievable - most are still using simplistic passwords

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Alternatives to Google and Facebook
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Want an alternative to Google which will not track and monetise your every click, try:
https://duckduckgo.com/

Facebook keeps growing while strangely abusing their users data to horrendous levels, again there are alternatives, read more:
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-50460712

Why not use Google, its great!  A Google glitch saw thousands of personal videos exposed:
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/05/google_takeout_leak/

Its bound to happen with free services online - profits come way ahead of your data security.


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Unbelievable - most are still using simplistic passwords
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Research found that out of 96k passwords only a small amount, 26k, had used unique passwords.  This means that out of the test group >70% had simple easy to guess passwords.

This leaves victims open to all types of abuse such as:  cloned ID (both online and real), fraud, coercion, bribery, etc.  Read more:
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/01/collating_hacke.html

 

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Microsoft spills 250 million support beans
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Anything you write in a forum or chatroom, etc. will eventually become compromised as Microsoft has demonstrated recently.

TIP:  Never give real passwords in ANY forum (support or otherwise), if they really need a password then change it to a temporary one first then change it back once your support issue is closed.

Read more about this
https://thehackernews.com/2020/01/microsoft-customer-support.html

 

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