A Massive Resource for Cybercriminals Makes it Easy to Access Billions of Credentials.
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.
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
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General cyber awareness information on password and biometrics.