Watch The CSIAC Podcast video on this Report: https://www.csiac.org/podcast/security-conscious-password-behavior/ Introduction Even though technical solutions for security problems are widespread, there are no adequate security measures against precarious user behavior. Even if hashing and encrypting are used correctly in masking the passwords, attackers
Topic: Password Security
Password strength is a measure of the effectiveness of a password against guessing or brute-force attacks. In its usual form, it estimates how many trials an attacker who does not have direct access to the password would need, on average, to guess it correctly. The strength of a password is a function of length, complexity, and unpredictability.
Using strong passwords lowers overall risk of a security breach, but strong passwords do not replace the need for other effective security controls.
Even though technical solutions for security problems are widespread, there are no adequate security measures against precarious user behavior. Even if hashing and encrypting are used correctly in masking the passwords, attackers can bypass these strongpoints by going for the weakest link. Most likely this will happen through sharing a password, using an
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We are all overwhelmed with login credentials for our various personal and professional accounts. Having said that, so much important information relies on our ability to generate and maintain a secure password. In practice we find weaknesses in our own human nature is too often our worst enemy, not a malicious attacker. This video demonstrates the
A Massive Resource for Cybercriminals Makes it Easy to Access Billions of Credentials.
Protecting our various login credentials is both difficult and very important! Here are some useful tips for securing social media and email accounts: Create secure passphrases that are at least 12 characters in length Use different passphrases for each account Use a reputable password manager to keep track of your current passwords. Browse CSIAC
In 2016, more than three billion passwords were harvested from breaches by criminals in the U.S., according to Shape Security."Criminals exchange passwords on the Dark Web and use a technique called credential stuffing to apply passwords to targeted web domains and automatically attempt authentication for tens of thousands of compromised passwords," Routh
A comment period has closed on NIST's new password guidelines for federal agencies that challenge the effectiveness of traditional behaviors around authentication such as an insistence on complex passwords and scheduled resets.