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Using complex passwords has become the best practice. In the past, this type of password was a good solution to account security. Using long passphrases is a better option than complex passwords, but there are two other solutions much more secure. One of the most frequently used is TOTP or Time-based One-time Password. This is different than a one-time password or PIN because you can use it more than once. In this post, we’ll discuss…

The practice of diversifying your password may be one of the most important security protocols to protect the company from hackers, but it also presents certain problems for the users. Remembering unique passwords for many accounts proves problematic for many people. That is where a password manager becomes useful. But are password managers safe? Though useful in managing passwords in an organization, password managers do not offer all-round protection on their own. This article lists…

As you introduce your business to the online world, you must establish a robust cybersecurity policy. A security policy protects you from attacks. Read on and learn what cybersecurity policy is all about and how it is essential to businesses. Also, get to know the steps you can take to build a solid cybersecurity policy for your company. What is Cybersecurity Policy? A cybersecurity policy, also known as IT security policy, is a document that…

We’ve seen the “hacking” scene that’s so popular in action movies: a hacker open their laptop and start frantically typing a random string of numbers and letters. Windows with green text flash across the screen. After a few minutes, the hacker says “I’m in!” Password cracked. To commit a crime like this in real life, the audience thinks, surely you’d have to some kind of Bill Gates-esque computer genius. But in fact, websites and databases…

When trying to choose passwords for all your social media platforms, emails, and work accounts, it can be difficult to keep up. It is easy for you to use one password that spreads across all these platforms, and it seems harmless most of the time. However, reusing just one password could turn into a major problem that you might not even notice right away. Use these tips from our team at Teamstack to ensure that…

A recent survey by online security service Comparitech 2019 has shown that 47% of participants shared their passwords with their spouses. The survey also showed that 17% of women and 28% of men developed more trust in their partners after sharing their passwords. It may seem a good idea to share passwords with your partner. However, we are not concerned with who you share the password with but rather the means of password sharing. It is more…

Technology has become a significant part of our lives, as we use it not only in our day-to-day activities but also in organizations. With more organizations depending on technology to store financial transactions, private communications, and other important information, the security risks have significantly increased. This is why administrators should encourage employers to create strong passwords as a frontline defense for hackers. System administrators also play a critical role in educating users on the importance…

Do people still leave passwords on post-it notes? Unfortunately, the answer is a resounding “yes”. And this is a common practice in companies that do not prioritize cybersecurity. This careless lack of password management system and security can lead to severe consequences. An Example of Carelessness Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency accidentally revealed their password for one of their internal systems. The leak was undetected to the agency for a long time and was spotted by…

Passwords are the backbone of online connectivity and productivity. However, online users generate weak passwords every day that are often very easy to hack. Not only businesses are left vulnerable because their employees use weak passwords. Regular Internet users at home do not use strong passwords because they are afraid of forgetting them. 80% of security breaches involve password hacking, and that should lead you to make changes to your personal and/or business security protocols.…

The Issue With Weak Passwords Despite the increased security of passwords, we have determined that hackers are still able to hack the process. Moreover, according to Verizon, 81 % of all data breaches occurred due to weak or stolen passwords. We find these statistics extremely alarming. You definitely should get rid of weak passwords to improve your security before it becomes too late. We have researched two-factor authentication due to the second password required for…