Protecting your identity amidst growing digital disorder

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When it comes to protecting your digital identity, it can be difficult to know what you’re defending against. Attacker objectives, victims, and techniques vary significantly, and this uncertainty has only grown as malicious actors take advantage of the COVID-19 chaos to steal any data they can get their hands on. That said, the one certainty we know is that internet credential theft and misuse is involved in nearly 81% of hacker-related breaches, making it one of the most common attacks in the world.

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Nic Sarginson is Senior Solutions Engineer for UKI and RSA at Yubico

The keys to the castle

Once a cybercriminal has someone’s authentication credentials, they have the tools to unlock their victim’s entire digital identity. So, if the potential damage is that significant, why are these credentials so easy to steal? 

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