A study carried out at a college in the Philippines shows that students with better grades use bad passwords in the same proportion as students with bad ones.
A survey compiled last month at the RSA security conference reveals that most companies are still behind with proper security practices, and some of them even intentionally ignore security flaws for various reasons ranging from lack of time to lack of know-how.
A recent survey of 2,205 regular users has proven once again that most people don't update router firmware, don't change default credentials, and don't generally know how to secure their devices.
Around four out of five ransomware victims who paid a ransom demand to recover their files said they would pay the ransom again to recover data if no backup files are available.
Every year, the Stack Overflow team polls its userbase on various topics, in what has now become the most anticipated survey on the developer market, mainly because its results are the most accurate indicators of rising/falling programming trends, salary medians, and workforce diversity.
A massive survey of nearly 1,200 IT security practitioners and decision makers across 17 countries reveals that half the people who fell victim to ransomware infections last year were able to recover their files after paying the ransom demand.
A study of 2,700 IT professionals across the globe has revealed that 54% of organizations suffered a ransomware attack in the last year, and most organizations were hit more than twice, with the average number of ransomware per attacks being two.
A survey of 1,700 bug bounty hunters registered on the HackerOne platform reveals that top white-hat hackers make on average 2.7 times more money than the average salary of a software engineer in the same country.
A survey of more than 1,000 office workers carried out by business cloud services provider Intermedia has revealed that 59% of employees that had their computer hit by ransomware paid the ransom demand out of their own pockets.
Despite not supporting end-to-end encryption, the Discord service is insanely popular among Dark Web cyber-criminals, nine times more popular than the second-ranked Telegram app, according to a report released this week by Dark Web threat intelligence firm IntSights.
Millennials are twice more likely to fall for phishing and online scams, compared to baby boomers, according to a recently concluded study carried out by UK's Get Safe Online organization.
The Stack Overflow yearly developer survey has become a tradition in the industry, and the place to get your bearings of popular or upcoming trends. This year, over 64,000 developers answered the survey, making this the largest such study.
As if surveys aren't already annoying, a new ransomware utilizes the FileIce survey platform to force you to do surveys before unlocking your computer. First discovered by GData security researcher Karsten Hahn, this ransomware is currently in development and is most likely not being actively distributed at this time.
50 percent of organizations based in the United States have been targeted by ransomware attacks over the past 12 months. That's just one of the major findings of Understanding the Depth of the Ransomware Problem in the United States, a report commissioned by security firm Malwarebytes and conducted by Osterman Research.