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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…

Password managers offer both pros and cons. The benefits include the creation of complex, random and lengthy passwords, auto-logons and the ability to work with multiple devices. Unfortunately, most password managers are difficult to set-up, will not work with all websites and trigger unexplainable crashes. Furthermore, they do not support all devices and browsers. Setting Up Passwords Correctly A password is a string of letters, numbers and symbols used for authentication. Currently, passwords are one…

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…