2021 started with a bang, just the first 6 months saw some of the largest and most harmful cyberattacks ever witnessed, such as SolarWinds and the attack on the Colonial Pipeline. These gave us a small taste of how the rest of the year would go, as attackers continued to attack vulnerable organisations and introduce..
The biggest risk to retailers and consumers on Black Friday / Cyber Monday? Breached and insecure passwords
Authlogics research suggests thousands of breached passwords at our largest retailers leaves them vulnerable. You might be forgiven for making the assumption that our biggest retailers and their customers were facing a more obvious type of threat during Black Friday and Cyber Monday (the hugely popular consumer discount holidays, imported from the US) such as:..
Why consumer accounts need to consider their password security management just as much as enterprises
Consumers are as vulnerable as any enterprise to fraudulent activity – and preventing consumer security incidents can also benefit the enterprise Much progress has been made in recent years by the security industry of the importance of protecting corporate accounts, and rightly so. Data breaches, which have become increasingly endemic over the course of..
Here at Authlogics, we’re extremely privileged to have access to a cache of password-related data. The Password Breach Database is a treasure trove for security analysis, allowing us to use the 1 billion unique clear text passwords to develop trends and patterns found in data breaches that have exposed passwords. Using this, we can make..
PRESS RELEASE: Authlogics announces enhancements to its Password Security Management Product to help enterprises level up their passwords
BRACKNELL, 22nd July 2021 – Authlogics, a leader in the simplification of end-to-end authentication, has today announced the latest enhancements to its dynamic Password Security Management (PSM) product, which will help enterprises ‘level up’ their password policies in order to ensure heightened security. Instead of traditional costly policies which encourage users to change their passwords..
It is well known that longer passwords are more secure than short ones, however, when it comes to IT security users will usually do the bare minimum. If a password policy only requires an 8 character password, most users will only use 8 characters and no more. This behaviour is partly down to laziness, but..
Here at Authlogics, we’re extremely privileged to have access to a cache of password-related data. The Password Breach Database is a treasure trove for security analysis, allowing us to use the 1 billion unique clear text passwords to develop trends and patterns found in data breaches that have exposed passwords, allowing us to make inferences..
You’re back in the stadium watching your favourite football team play, the crowds are going wild and your team is winning. Look again at the number of people present (when stadiums are back to full capacity) and imagine each one of those fans had the same password – football. Football fans around the world are..
The future of passwords is under the spotlight at present. The discussion to remove and replace them with alternative authentication methods is being addressed in many virtual boardrooms around the world with the need to migrate towards passwordless authentication. As password-related breaches become more common (SolarWinds and Cit0Day) and bigger (COMB), it is becoming more..
Authlogics detect shared and breached passwords offering priority protection BRACKNELL 18th FEBRUARY 2021 – The COMB (Compilation of Many Data Breaches) data breach consists of many previous data breaches that include large companies like LinkedIn, Hotmail, and Netflix culminating in over 3.2 billion compromised credentials (emails and passwords) being reported. The victims of this breach..