When verifying identity risks losing it – the overgrowth of KYC

With fraud on the rise, a need to secure tax revenues, and a global commitment to reducing money laundering, it’s no wonder that regulation requires ever more stringent verification of customers’ identities. The trouble is that something which used to be the province of banks has become the province of, well, everyone. Including any number … Continue reading When verifying identity risks losing it – the overgrowth of KYC

Why can’t people get the message about passphrases?

A training provider we use recently posted this. The executive summary is: "Use a 9-character password with upper- and lower-case text, numbers and symbols and your password will be 'unhackable'". According to the author, it would take about 45,000 years to hack using a brute force tool. Unfortunately, this is plain wrong. Brute force hacking … Continue reading Why can’t people get the message about passphrases?