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The NEW Azure AD Password Protection Service by Microsoft Azure

This is not the first nor last attempt Microsoft will make to help companies stop easily cracked passwords from being used as end-user passwords. Back in 2016, Microsoft attempted to ban easily hacked passwords on Microsoft Account Service and Azure Active Directory, but none of their other platforms. However, many articles online showed the shortcomings […]

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How To Smoothly Implement A Strong Password Policy

Changing your company’s password policy can create a high level of apprehension for the IT department as well as management, especially when the password policy will become more restrictive for end-users. Your company’s management team will have the primary concern of how to deploy a new software tool effectively to the entire network. While your […]

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We Support Carnegie Mellon University’s Password Research

Carnegie Mellon University released a study in 2013 called “Measuring Password Guessability for an Entire University.” CMU has over 25,000 faculty, staff, and students with a single-sign-on password. With this research study, CMU wanted to analyze how guessable the passwords would be in a password attack by standard password cracking tools and algorithms. A standard […]

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Making An Informed Decision To Protect Your Network

Humans are very predictable and unless we see our company’s name plastered across every news channel and online search engine due to a data breach, we will probably assume our company’s network is safe and we are doing a decent job protecting it. Companies may slide by for years and not be on a hacker’s […]

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Put Password Rules In The Hands Of The User

This topic might seem to alarm you since the fate of your company will be placed in the hands of your employees. When I talk to many prospective customers of nFront Security, I hear the common problem of end-users selecting the company name, seasons (Summer, Winter, Fall, and/or Spring), months (January, February, March, etc.), or […]

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Common Mistakes of IT Administrators

At nFront Security, we believe that providing tips and checklists are a great way for IT Administrators to know if they are forgetting about any important security measures that might have slipped their mind. There is a famous quote that reads: “Rename your ‘To-Do’ list to your ‘Opportunities’ list.” – Steve Maraboli Here are a […]

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No More Bad Passwords In 2017

Forty-eight days. That’s all we have left until January 1, 2017. Have you made your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions yet? Better yet, did you achieve any of your 2016 New Year’s Resolutions? According to StaticBrain, 45% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions each year. Yet, only 8% of them are successful in achieving their New […]

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5 Spooky Password Tips

In honor of Halloween and the importance of enforcing strong passwords, we have put together five helpful tips when creating a password policy for your company! Happy Halloween! 1. Require passwords to be checked against a dictionary of common passwords – also known as password blacklisting 2. Require all four character sets (uppercase, lowercase, numeric, and […]

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How To Blacklist Passwords For Windows Active Directory

Blacklisting passwords for Windows Active Directory is not a new topic to the IT Security world. In more recent years, the idea of blacklisting certain words in passwords has become increasingly more important. In light of new data breaches and yearly reports of the “Top 100 Worst Passwords,” we can see that words like love, […]

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How Do Passwords Get Hacked?

It seems like almost weekly we are seeing headline news stories of a new company falling victim to a data breach. There are many different reasons why a company is breached: Denial of Service Attacks, Malware Attacks, Password Attacks, and so many more! According to Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigation Report, “63% of confirmed breaches […]

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