Tag Archives: Password Policy

The Impact of Password Education on Employee Password Choices

As the great philosopher, Herbert Spencer, once said, “The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” In the IT world, we constantly stress to our employees to make smart password choices. We have a “go-to” password policy that is typed up and stored in a filing cabinet located somewhere in our office. Often, […]

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5 Minute Guide: Password Education

At nFront Security, we understand the struggles you may endure while creating and enforcing a password policy. It is extremely simple to create a password policy using Windows and enabling Microsoft Complexity. However, being in the IT world, we both know that Windows’ password policy is not secure enough anymore. Microsoft’s Complexity allows the following […]

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Everything about the Target Hack that you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask

It has been about a little over a month since the retail giant, Target, let the public know about the POS malware that managed to steal the information of about 110 million customers over about a three week period. While Target attempts to recover from one of the largest data hacks in the history or […]

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Top Five Password Policy Mistakes

We’ve all done it. You are in a hurry for a lunch meeting and you want to check your email one last time and up pops a friendly, admittedly annoying, reminder that your password is about to expire. You click “OK”, check your email and dash off to lunch. This charade continues for a few […]

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How Inactive Users can be Harming Your Network

I’ve already harped on this a few times in Top Ten Ways and Five Human Habits Hackers Exploit, but we at nFront Security feel that this topic is often overlooked and it can be a huge danger to some companies. People come and go in your company all the time, that is the way business […]

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The worst passwords you can use

I happened to run across this in some of our archives.  It is a great testament to the rampant use of common passwords.  Recently password reuse got a lot of attention in the Gawker hack and the Sony hack.

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