Tag: Passwords

Microsoft Takes a Strange Approach to get rid of Password-based Authentication

Every time a technology giant announces a new login mechanism, there is some cause for concern. In the case of Microsoft’s new announcement, it appears they are taking one step backward for some unknown reason. Rather than using passwords for a login procedure, Microsoft is now looking to use a code generated by the Microsoft Authenticator application. An interesting idea, although it may not necessarily be the best course of …
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6 Worst Passwords of 2016

Despite a growing list of tips people can use to ensure they are not using bad passwords, it seems 2016 has been a bad year for passwords once again. SplashData put together a list of the worst passwords they came across throughout 2016. Most of these mentions will hardly be surprising to anyone, yet it goes to show consumers remain unaware of the risks associated with this type of behavior. …
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Top 4 Ways to Create Strong and Unique Passwords

When it comes to using passwords, a lot of consumers tend to reuse the same password for multiple platforms and services. Not only in this an insecure method of protecting credentials, but it also means one leaked password can have major repercussions. Below are some simple steps to create a far safer password, without having to resort to extreme measures. Do keep in mind longer passwords are always better, though. …
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Customers And Enterprises Suffer From “Security Fatigue” Due To Lack of Convenience

Although it is very clear companies all over the world will have to step up their security game, an adverse effect is taking place. With so many reports about hacks and data breaches, it seems that consumers are preparing to throw in the towel. The number of software updates and unique passwords to remember is becoming overwhelming for the average user. Security Is Not Convenient, But It Is Needed The …
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