Unfortunately, phishing attacks are very common – in 2021, 83% of organizations experienced at least one phishing attack while another 6 billion attacks are expected in 2022. We can say that one out of 99 emails is a phishing attack. Perhaps most worrying is the fact that 97% of people cannot identify such scams.
Users continue to choose weak or easy-to-guess passwords and reuse the same passwords across multiple services. They also tend to question the restrictions: "Which of these rules are reasonable? Which are the most effective? Why do we have all these requirements?"
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Alex Bîrsan took the money from Apple, Microsoft, Tesla, Uber and Netflix, after showing them how they can be attacked. A white hacker passionate about identifying security issues for client companies or running public bounty bug-hunting programs, Alex managed to break into the internal systems of the aforementioned organizations, earning over $130,000 in bounties in the process. Nominated for PortSwigger's annual web hacking list, he reaches the top 10 hacking techniques with his famous 'dependency confusion' technique and then takes the #1 spot. His technique demonstrates that an attacker is able to execute the malware on a company's network, replacing privately used software packages – so-called “dependencies” – with malicious public packages of the same name.
According to the market study published by Statista, 52.8% of global websites used .com as a TLD in June 2022. In second place is .org, with a market share of 4.4%. The top-level domain name is a component of the uniform resource locator URL used to access web pages.