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March 16, 2013

Monthly roundup from CST
Your guide to the IT news this month

Welcome to the March edition of our information and system security monthly news roundup.

Each month our newsletter covers current and emerging issues from the world of IT, technical tips, security events, best practice advice and ideas that can reduce budget spend and maximise return on investment.

The days of the password are gone

We've been told the importance of complex passwords time and time again, but many are not getting the message.

With hackers becoming better at cracking passwords, the time may have come for an alternative to supersede it. PayPal president, David Marcus, suggests biometrics may be a future option.

Microsoft becomes latest hacking victim

Following in the footsteps of big names such as Apple and Facebook, Microsoft security was breached in a similar fashion, affecting a number of its staff's computers.

Stay secure in Adobe

We should all be aware of the importance of updating our software when new patches are released to stay secure. In February, Adobe released more patches than usual for Flash Player - three in the space of just one month.