Password inadequacy remains a top threat

New research from the WatchGuard Threat Lab revealed that 50 percent of government and military employee LinkedIn passwords were weak enough to be cracked in less than two days. This finding, along with the emergence of the Mimikatz credential-stealing malware and the popularity of brute force login attacks against web applications, underscores the reality that passwords alone can’t offer sufficient protection. “Authentication is the cornerstone of security, and we’re seeing overwhelming evidence of its critical … More

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