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..
Internet websites such as techradar.com and cybernews.com have been reporting that RockYou2021 is the largest password breach ever released, even comparing it to the Compilation of Many Breaches (COMB) breach collection we reported on earlier this year. Headlines include the fact that RockYou2021 has more than twice as many passwords (8 billion) compared to COMB (3.2 billion)…
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..
PRESS RELEASE: Authlogics Partners with Westcoast to Deliver Passwordless Authentication Solutions in the UK, Ireland, and Europe
Next 12 Months to be a Game Changer as Enterprises Begin En masse Move Away from Passwords BRACKNELL, 11th FEBRUARY 2021 – Authlogics, a company simplifying end-to-end authentication, today announced a major distribution partnership with Westcoast, that extends the market reach for its multi-award-winning passwordless authentication solutions, across the UK, Ireland, and mainland Europe. With a dramatic..
No-one could have predicted how 2020 was going to pan out when we welcomed the new year in all those months ago before lockdowns and remote working were part of our daily setup for this year. Many industries have struggled throughout but the technology sector and in particular cybersecurity have never been so busy (well..
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or aren’t into IT security, you will of heard about the Cit0day breach database dump. Various online news outlets rushed to get their scare tactic reports out, while others took some time to pause and analyze what was found in the breach before commenting. As ever, industry insiders..
Protect yourself, protect your organization, protect your Active Directory With everyone working at home and IT policies under scrutiny as cyberattacks are on the rise, how do you ensure your Active Directory is secure? Time to do an audit to find out! Remote working is key to keeping organizations functional but it can also be..