The feature will check the strength of saved passwords and alert users when they’re compromised in a breach. Google is building a “password checkup” tool into its account controls to improve password habits by telling people if their passwords are weak and when they have been compromised. This marks an expansion of Google’s Password Checkup
The best way to protect your identity in cyberspace is the simplest: Use a variety of strong passwords, and never, ever, use “123456” no matter how easy it is to type.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Last year, billions of credentials were exposed due to thousands of data breaches. Many of the
Many organizations, along with their tech teams, are questioning whether eliminating passwords as an authentication tool might augment their overall security posture. User authentication doesn’t get much easier than the password. But for organizations across the globe, poor password hygiene has become one of the most challenging security issues. According to Troy Hunt, creator of
One of the smartest moves you can make to protect yourself online is to use a password manager. It’s one of the easiest, too. We’ll help you find the best password manager for you. A properly designed password manager is an excellent first step in securing your online identity. It can create a unique strong
New research on password management tools identifies the relative strengths and weaknesses of 12 competing offerings.
The phrase “password management” engenders similar reactions from both those responsible for cybersecurity and the individuals who must use passwords. It’s a “trying necessity.” To address the issues associated with password management, there is a good selection of
If you are like most IT administrators, you have long had a mandate to change passwords on a regular basis. You’ve mandated a minimum length of passwords. Yet your users still select guessable passwords. As noted in the Windows 10 1903 security baseline policies, password policies that mandate frequent password changes actually encourages poor password
The company reports two incidents affected a subset of its users and is resetting passwords for involved accounts. Flipboard, a news aggregator and content-sharing platform, has confirmed two separate security incidents in which unauthorized attackers broke into some of its databases. The company launched a breach investigation on April 23, when it learned these databases
The company reports it has seen improper access to, or misuse of, affected enterprise G Suite credentials. Google this week informed a subset of enterprise G Suite users that passwords were stored unhashed in its encrypted internal systems. So far, it says, none of them have been accessed or misused. The issue specifically affects business
Armed with stolen credentials from another breach or from a misconfigured file, attackers delete developers’ repositories on GitHub, Bitbucket, and GitLab, leaving behind ransom notes. Atlassian’s Bitbucket, GitHub, and GitLab notified hundreds of developers over the weekend that their accounts on those repository services were breached and their code deleted by attackers using credentials harvested
Calls to eliminate the password abound on this World Password Day – and the technology to change is ready. So why can’t we get off our password habit? Intel started the first World Password Day in 2013. By the looks of it, many in the industry want to make today’s celebration one of the last.