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Global survey of 10,000 consumers: most still don’t know how best to secure online accounts

Consumers are concerned about security, but while 84% report they take steps to try to protect their accounts from being hacked, half rely on passwords and 32% think biometric authentication is most secure, according to a new FIDO Alliance report.

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Children’s Privacy: Children are increasingly a target for identity fraud; cost to rectify is substantial for families – in dollars and time

November 9, 2021

Kids are an easy target for identity fraud and are increasingly being targeted by criminals, according to Javelin Strategy, which found that 1 in 50 children were victims. Cost on average to families when a child is hit is $1,000+. In the past year, losses for this type of ID fraud totaled $918 million, and the study found that 73% of the perpetrators were people the children knew.

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IT Teams Build Sloppy Automations: TeamDynamix Survey

August 17, 2022

IT teams spend lots of time on repetitive requests from business users, finds this TeamDynamix survey.  You might think the implication is IT should let users do more for themselves.  But the main time-wasters are things like password resets, employee on-boarding, and managing credentials, which can’t really be delegated.  And here’s the kicker: IT professionals automate those tasks by building sloppy, insecure, undocumented scripts, just like the non-professionals.   Fun fact: 53% of teams manage 100 or more applications.

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