Removing Meta Data from Documents on Bank Websites

When you upload documents, such as PDFs or Word files, to your website you may be unwittingly divulging information that could prove useful to hackers and other outside parties. If you’ve had any sort of vulnerability assessment performed on your website, you may see a reference to this metadata existing on your website. While it’s a relatively low risk threat, to stay in the good graces of your risk department, you’ll likely want to remove this data from documents before you publish to your website. [More]

Complex Passwords Harder to Crack, but It May Not Matter

If your organization provides any computer security training at all then it should be no news to you that long, complex passwords are more difficult to crack than the more simple passwords that most users choose today; however, nearly all people I’ve talked who work in banks don’t realize how fast their passwords can be cracked by today’s modern computers. Many people will be surprised at this chart. [More]

Why a simple typeo may be leaking your business's private data

Have you ever mistyped an email address? Ever had someone misspell yours? Email address typos occur all the time, and these misspellings can actually be a very large security concern for your business. [More]

Are you choosing a good password?

Passwords, ugh, don't you hate them? Passwords are a shared annoyance and inconvenience for all of us these days. Passwords are our main line of defense to verify we are who we say we are and to protect our identity and data. Since passwords are such a critical component to our daily technology lives we've been forced to make them less "guessable" more cryptic and thus harder to remember. The most common technique for making your password has been to take a word, it is called a pass-WORD after all, and add some capitals, a number and then maybe some funky symbol like #, % or !. This is great, but surprisingly enough, this isn't really as secure as it could be AND it's silly hard to remember. Today the witty folks at xkcd, an online daily comic for techie nerds such as ourselves, posted a great little comic covering this topic.  Comic courtesy of xkcd The first row explains, in some... [More]

5 Creative Uses for Secure File Exchange

Secure File Exchange is one of those apps that we just love to work on because there are so many creative ways our customer's using it. So, we figured we would share a few. [More]

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