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You Wouldn't Believe that Too Many People Still Use Terrible Passwords

You Wouldn't Believe that Too Many People Still Use Terrible Passwords

Jan 21, 2016
Some things online can never change like -- Terrible Passwords by Humans . When it's about various security measures to be taken in order to protect your Internet security, like installing a good anti-virus or running Linux on your system doesn't mean that your work gets over here, and you are safe enough from online threats. However, even after countless warnings, most people are continuously using deadly-simple passwords, like '123456' or 'password,' to safeguard their most sensitive data. Evidence suggests that weak passwords are as popular now as they ever were, and the top 25 passwords of 2015 are very easy to guess. Password management firm SplashData on Tuesday released its annual " Worst Passwords List ". The 2015 list almost resembled the 2014 list of the worst password, but there are some interesting new entries, including the Star Wars-inspired ' solo ,' and ' starwars .' Also Read:  Best Password Manager —
These Top 30 Ashley Madison Passwords are just as Terrible as You'd Think

These Top 30 Ashley Madison Passwords are just as Terrible as You'd Think

Sep 12, 2015
Yes, you heard it correct! First the Password Cracking Team 'CynoSure Prime'  cracked more than 11 Million Ashley Madison's passwords in just 10 days ( quite an achievement, though ), now a member of the team shares the same list of passwords with few calculations. The calculations are... ... What passwords are mostly used and by how many users? Terrible? Out of 11 million passwords, only 4.6 million passwords were unique, and the rest were such weak and horrible ones that one could even think. ArsTechnica to whom CynoSure Prime updated the news published the calculations and say that this is expected to change as they still left with 3.7 million passwords to decrypt. While going through the list of password, top 5 used were: 123456 by 120511 users 12345 by 48452 users password by 39448 users DEFAULT by 34275 users 123456789 by 26620 users for more s ee the list of passwords in above image. AND, Even a 5th grader can literally guess th
Timing is Everything: The Role of Just-in-Time Privileged Access in Security Evolution

Timing is Everything: The Role of Just-in-Time Privileged Access in Security Evolution

Apr 15, 2024Active Directory / Attack Surface
To minimize the risk of privilege misuse, a trend in the privileged access management (PAM) solution market involves implementing just-in-time (JIT) privileged access. This approach to  privileged identity management  aims to mitigate the risks associated with prolonged high-level access by granting privileges temporarily and only when necessary, rather than providing users with continuous high-level privileges. By adopting this strategy, organizations can enhance security, minimize the window of opportunity for potential attackers and ensure that users access privileged resources only when necessary.  What is JIT and why is it important?   JIT privileged access provisioning  involves granting privileged access to users on a temporary basis, aligning with the concept of least privilege. This principle provides users with only the minimum level of access required to perform their tasks, and only for the amount of time required to do so. One of the key advantages of JIT provisioning
Worst password of 2012, Have you ever used one of these ?

Worst password of 2012, Have you ever used one of these ?

Oct 24, 2012
This year we have seen some big Security breaches that expose millions of passwords like Yahoo! , LinkedIn , eHarmony and Last.fm , among others , SplashData Reveals Its Annual " 25 Worst Passwords of the Year " List. The three worst passwords haven't changed since 2011; they're password, 123456 and 12345678. The new worst passwords added to this year's list include welcome, jesus, ninja, mustang and password1. Have you ever used one of the most popular passwords of 2012 for your own personal accounts? SplashData CEO Morgan Slain stated " At this time of year, people enjoy focusing on scary costumes, movies and decorations, but those who have been through it can tell you how terrifying it is to have your identity stolen because of a hacked password ." " We're hoping that with more publicity about how risky it is to use weak passwords, more people will start taking simple steps to protect themselves by using stronger passwords and using different p
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