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The benefits and challenges of passwordless authentication

Passwordless authentication swaps traditional passwords for a system that identifies users by more secure methods such as “possession factor” or “inherent factor.” By switching to a passwordless approach, companies provide their employees with the same effortless and secure authentication methods that users experience on their smartphones (e.g., FaceID or fingerprint scanner). Sometimes this is confused […]

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Password reuse defeats the purpose of passwords

There are four forms of password reuse and they all are bad The first and easiest to prevent is the use of the same password on the same account. For example, if my username is michael.schenck, my password is Football123, and the system prompts me to change my password but lets me use Football123 again […]

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Developing a Strong Security Posture in the Era of Remote Work

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Intern caused ‘solarwinds123’ password leak

Initial investigation suggested that the password “solarwinds123” was publicly accessible via a misconfigured GitHub repository since June 17, 2018. The issue was addressed on November 22, 2019. New details emerged about the security breach, in a hearing before the House Committees on Oversight and Reform and Homeland Security, CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna confirmed that the password had been […]

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What’s your password?!

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Hacker blunder leaves stolen passwords exposed via Google search

Source: Hacker blunder leaves stolen passwords exposed via Google search Hackers hitting thousands of organizations worldwide in a massive phishing campaign forgot to protect their loot and let Google the stolen passwords for public searches. The phishing campaign has been running for more than half a year and uses dozens of domains that host the phishing […]

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More Ways To Make Passwords

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Hacker leaks passwords for more than 500,000 servers, routers, and IoT devices

The list was shared by the operator of a DDoS booter service. the list was compiled by scanning the entire internet for devices that were exposing their Telnet? port (23). Telnet sends password as plain text. we are still using clear text protocols in 2020? The hacker then may try using factory default usernames and […]

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Apple releases new open source ‘Password Manager Resources’ project for developers – 9to5Mac

Apple has announced today that it is launching an open source project designed for developers of password managers. The goal is to make it easier for developers to “create strong passwords that are compatible with popular websites. Apple’s iCloud Keychain platform is already able to generate strong passwords at the time of account creation or […]

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What’s your Password?!

Very funny 😂 security password reminder, not funny that this is real! Most Hilarious 😹 WiFi Names Obama 😎 finds ways to make cybersecurity funny 😎 Subscribe to DISC InfoSec blog by Email

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Password Security

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