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 […]

Hard Facts: Data Breaches

Joseph Demarest Jr., Assistant Director of FBI’s Cyber Division states: “You’re going to be hacked.” Do you have a plan for when this happens? Furthermore, are you enforcing the necessary precautions to ensure that your end-users are not making poor password choices? Password1 and Welcome1 are the top 2 business passwords and are both accepted […]

Why the Windows Password Policy is Not Enough

First and foremost, I would like point out that a password policy is only as good as the settings that you select. For example, you could pay a company millions of dollars for the most secure password policy in the world, but if you do not enable settings that will make a password secure, the […]

Why Mark Zuckerberg’s Password Choice Should Concern You

Earlier this month, Mark Zuckerberg’s accounts on Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn were hacked. A hacker group, known as OurMine, posted on Zuckerberg’s “Hey @finkd (Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter handle) we got access to your Twitter & Instagram & Pinterest, we are just testing your security, please dm (direct message) us.” OurMine later posted, “You were in […]

Microsoft Attempts to Blacklist Common Passwords

We have all seen on the news and social media lately that approximately 117 million LinkedIn usernames and passwords are being sold on TheReadDeal Marketplace for 5 bitcoins (this is about $2,200 USD). What most of us don’t know is that the LinkedIn hack occurred back in 2012 and the hacker, known as Peace, is just […]

Top 5 Password Policy Mistakes

Every day when I speak to various members of IT departments that are interested in the nFront Password Filter, there are a few common topics that we speak about during our conversations. First, he or she will mention that they have a written password policy that every employee is instructed to follow. They will further […]