UK organization outlines online security measures

The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner Office has published a security report on vulnerabilities that can often lead to data breaches

The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner Office has published a security report on vulnerabilities that can often lead to data breaches, highlighting the need to  engage in “hashing” and “salting” techniques to protect consumer passwords.

The report was spawned from the ICO’s investigations into data breaches. Those investigations have led to serious and costly monetary penalties that have netted almost about a million pounds to date. The fines have ranged from charging the British Pregnancy Advice Service about 200,000 pounds after user details were revealed to be stored insecurely on the charity’s website to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe failing to updating its software, leading to the details of millions of customers being compromised.

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