12 Ways to Defeat Two-Factor Authentication

Everyone knows that two-factor authentication (2FA) is more secure than a simple login name and password, but too many people think that 2FA is a perfect, unhackable solution. It isn't!

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KnowBe4 Positioned as Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Second Consecutive Year

KnowBe4 recognized for security awareness computer-based training; positioned furthest in vision

(Ed. note: Kevin Mitnick is the Chief Hacking Officer of KnowBe4 and their flagship product is Kevin Mitnick's Security Awareness Training)

KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training for the second year in a row.

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SEE LIVE: Cyber Incursion – Protecting Your Assets

Kevin Mitnick is perhaps best known as the hacker who made it onto the FBI’s Most Wanted List for breaking into the computer systems of multiple government agencies and over 40 major corporations. Mitnick was a fugitive for four years, and after getting caught was put on trial and sentenced to five years in a federal prison, including a year in solitary confinement.

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TUNE IN: Kevin Mitnick is Going Down!

Kevin Mitnick and I are passionately debating the right password policy, using our decades of knowledge and real-life hacking experience.

Listen to it all go down. Register at https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1856107/295DE6CAB72FFD67B1323DDF19759750?partnerref=SpiceRG2

Ever since the National Institute of Standards and Technology (https://www.nist.gov) submitted Special Publication 800-63 (https://pages.nist.gov/800-63-3/), Digital Identity Guidelines, for review a few years ago, the computer security world has been debating or intentionally ignoring its newest recommended password policies which run starkly contrarian to decades of previous advice. The new advice is so contrary to decades of previous advice, from the same organization, that virtually no one believes it. Certainly, almost no one is using it.

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WATCH THIS: How sophisticated phishing grants attackers total control of your computer

Phishing is all about the bad guy and fooling the victim, says Kevin Mitnick, founder, Mitnick Security Consulting. Mitnick knows about bad guys—he used to be one.

CNET's Dan Patterson interviewed Kevin Mitnick, a former most wanted computer criminal, and now the founder of Mitnick Security Consulting and chief Hacking Officer of the security awareness training company KnowBe4. He discussed phishing, spam, and the similarities, differences and dangers of both. 

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WATCH THIS: Kevin Mitnick and Stu Sjouwerman on Security Vulnerability

Kevin Mitnick and Stu Sjouwerman on National Business Report (NBR) talking about Security Vulnerability

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TRAINING REVIEW: KnowBe4 Wins Channelnomics Security Award for Best Security Training

(Editorial Note: Kevin Mitnick is a paid spokesman for KnowBe4 and helps develop, promote and improve KnowBe4 flagship "Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training".)

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WATCH THIS: New USB Attack Vector

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Watch as Kevin Mitnick shows how a malicious USB charging cable can be used by hackers, you need to be aware of this threat!

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KnowBe4 Releases Q2 2018 Top-Clicked Phishing Report

Messages Playing into Human Psyche of Being Popular or Wanted Continue to Sail Through Security Defences

KnowBe4, provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today shared its Top 10 Global Phishing Email Subject Lines for Q2 2018. The messages in the report, which were compiled from analysing KnowBe4 user data, are based on simulated phishing tests users received or real-world emails sent to users who then reported them to their IT departments. 

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Kevin Mitnick, CEO, Mitnick Security

Preceded by reputation

Kevin Mitnick is perhaps best known as the hacker who made it to the FBI’s Most Wanted List for breaking into the computer systems of multiple government agencies and over 40 major corporations. Mitnick was a fugitive for four years, and after getting caught was put on trial and sentenced to five years in a federal prison, including a year in solitary confinement.

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