globe2It may sound funny for most people, but it’s true to approximately 1.2 billion passwords and username combinations that used “pass1234” as their passwords and that have been hacked by Russian online criminals. Concerns on stolen information and personal credentials are getting serious nowadays. Experts warned online users not to use public-shared Wi-Fi, unsecured links and easy-to-guess passwords. Users are also encouraged to keep their anti-virus updated and change their passwords as frequent as possible.

These online criminals are targeting anyone else, including the most secured Fortune 500 companies around the world. What can ordinary user do? Follow experts’ advice: security awareness.

Source: Gazette Times