Research Shows User Ignorance Aiding Cybercrime

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Proxpn urges browsers to be more vigilant in password creation due to newly identified cybercrime technique.

According to a report published by networkworld on May 01st 2013 (http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/050813-welcome-sign-for-hijackers-on-269545.html), about 60 percent of living social members reuse their passwords, cites a report by a password manager software maker Dashlane, the typical internet surfer reuses the same password at an average of 49 websites.

The report warns that once a hacker cracks a batch of passwords they will visit a number of sensitive websites, banks, healthcare providers and such and perform an automated attack feeding the passwords into the login screens until they hit paydirt.

Nishant Mani Dashlane Marketing vice president is quoted as saying “the problem with the breach is not that your living social password got out there on the web, it’s that the same password, along with the same login ID, which most people seem to use on many sites, is now out there.”

He continues,” Because we as a population keep reusing passwords, we make it incredibly easy for them.”

The high level of security provided by VPN technology like proXPN ensures that users are protected at all times from such breaches, as a person’s online activity, browser history, banking details, geographical tracking, online messages and most importantly passwords cannot be intercepted with the application overriding the assigned IP address with a selection of its own.

About proXPN:
Founded in 2009, proXPN is a leading VPN provider. Unlike other services they offer free accounts. Unlike the SaaS standard practice of time-based free trials, a proXPN free VPN account lasts for life and is limited only by connection speed. proXPN Premium account users enjoy unlimited connection speeds as well as advanced features such as PPTP compatibility for mobile devices and VPN Guard™, proXPN’s method of cutting all data transfer should the VPN connection fail, ensuring all data is encrypted during transmission even if there’s a system error. proXPN’s firm stance on the importance of individual privacy and security online mirrors public sentiment expressed during debates over SOPA and PIPA.

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