Social Engineering and Password Security

Passwords have come a long way, from ancient times where they were required for access into places like a castle to modern times where they are a means of digital authentication, passwords don’t seem to be going away anytime soon.

As such, passwords, and especially passwords with privileged access are a target for Cybercriminals as they know they can access a lot of sensitive information with them. This is evidenced by the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Reports which states 80% of hacking-related breaches still involve compromised and weak credentials. 29% of all breaches, regardless of attack type, involved the use of stolen credentials.

Hence, the ninth episode in this series seeks to explore the ways malicious actors steal login credentials using social engineering.

Our speaker Eyitemi Egbejule is a multi-talented information security expert with experience in Reverse Engineering, Malware Research, Responsible Vulnerability Disclosures, Application Security and ecosystem building.

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