How Does Quantum Impact Passwords?

Yeah, quantum computers are likely to be able to crack passwords from every angle.
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Is Your Organization’s Password Complexity Requirement Strong Enough? Probably Not

Is your organization’s password complexity strong enough?
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[New Feature] Continuously Monitor for Any Detected Password Vulnerabilities Within Your User Base with PasswordIQ

We’re thrilled to announce that the power of KnowBe4’s most popular free password security tool has been brought to your KnowBe4 console as a new feature!
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21% of federal agency passwords cracked in their security audit

Some excellent work here. An internal US Government agency audit showed that a fifth of passwords were easy to crack. Their recently published study showed that hashes for well over ...
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Password Managers Can Be Hacked Lots of Ways and Yes, You Should Still Use Them

The recent hack (at least 7th) of the LastPass password manager has lots of people wondering if they should use a password manager.
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The Good, the Bad and the Truth About Password Managers

We strongly recommend that you use a password manager to reduce password reuse and improve complexity, but you may be wondering if it’s really worth the risk. Is it safe to store all of ...
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[WARNING] Micro Transactions Lead to a Drained Bank Account

Our friend  R. Friederich at Marshalsec sent us this warning...
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Passkeys Are Being Pushed in a Big Way

There is a good chance that you and nearly everyone else will be using passkeys in the near future.
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[On-Demand Webinar] A Master Class on Cybersecurity: Roger Grimes Teaches Password Best Practices

What really makes a “strong” password? And why are you and your end-users continually tortured by them? How do hackers crack your passwords with ease? And what can/should you do to ...
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So, Your MFA is Phishable, What To Do Next

We’ve written a lot about multi-factor authentication (MFA) not being the Holy Grail to prevent phishing attacks, including here:
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[KREBS ON SECURITY] How 1-Time Passcodes Became a Corporate Liability

[The following article is at it appears at Krebs on Security here.] Phishers are enjoying remarkable success using text messages to steal remote access credentials and one-time passcodes ...
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What About Password Manager Risks?

In KnowBe4’s new Password Policy ebook, What Your Password Policy Should Be, we recommend that all users use a password manager to create and use perfectly random passwords. A perfectly ...
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Why We Recommend Your Passwords Be Over 20-Characters Long

KnowBe4 just released its official guidance and recommendations regarding password policy. It has been a project in the works for many months now, but we wanted to make sure we got it ...
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Introducing KnowBe4’s Password Policy E-Book

KnowBe4 just released its first e-book covering password attacks, defenses and what your password policy should be. Here is a summary of its recommendations:
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Microsoft is Leading the Way to a Password-Less Future

As we observe World Password Day to create awareness around the need for password security, Microsoft is looking for frictionless ways to eliminate passwords entirely.
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How Hackers Steal Passwords & Protection Tips

Despite the world’s best efforts to get everyone off passwords and onto something else (e.g., MFA, passwordless authentication, biometrics, zero trust, etc.) for decades, passwords have ...
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Passwords are Reused 64% of the Time as the Number of Passwords to Remember Reaches Over 100

New data focusing on user cyber hygiene around password use shows users are repeatedly reusing passwords across multiple applications and environments, despite the rise in breaches.
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Over 1200 Man-in-the-Middle Phishing Toolkits Designed to Intercept 2FA Found in the Wild

An academic partnership between Stony Brook University and Palo Alto Networks uncovered a massive use of tools that will steal authentication cookies mid-stream instead of credentials.
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New York State Warns of Credential Stuffing

New York Attorney General Letitia James has released a guide to help businesses defend themselves against credential stuffing attacks. Credential stuffing is a type of brute-force attack ...
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Victims: After a Data Breach, Changing Passwords and Good Password Hygiene Remain Unimportant

New shocking data shows how unconcerned victim users are after being notified of a data breach involving their credentials, personal information, and even social media accounts.
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