Author - Gregg B

How To Create A Hack-Proof Dictionary Blacklist

Password blacklisting, dictionary blacklisting, aka dictionary checking, is a very important security measure to have in place for passwords. Dictionary checking prevents the use of common passwords like Password, Welcome, Summer, and Baseball. We all know these passwords are insecure and ineffective to secure a computer. Therefore, why are we allowing these passwords...

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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...

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NCSC Password Guidance and Recommendations

The NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) provided guidance for Systems Administrators to simplify their approach to passwords. This guidance is not mandatory, but rather recommendations to eliminate the risk of breaches due to weak passwords on a company network. Furthermore, NCSC’s guidance is intended to reduce the daunting task of...

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