Common password management habits have been insecure and out-of-date for a while. But despite knowledge of the risks around recycled credentials and other gaps, users have been slow to change tack.
A recent study showed that employees are failing to follow basic corporate cybersecurity best practices, such as creating unique passwords across multiple accounts and using two-factor authentication.
A group of researchers proposed a new framework that would enable web services to share users' password hash data in an effort to reduce password reuse.
A recent report found that poor password security practices persist despite heightened awareness around data breaches.
To coincide with the NCAA Division 1 men's basketball tournament, security researchers recently published a bracket that named "Tiger" as the most common password related to sports teams and mascots.
Hear that sound? It's not opportunity knocking — it's an account checker trying to access your site using stolen login credentials.
IBM's new "Future of Identity Study" revealed that while millennials are less likely to use complex passwords than their older counterparts, they embrace new technologies for identity protection.
Thanks largely to recent news headlines, consumers are becoming more aware of security concerns, meaning that retailers must improve their data security practices to earn customer trust.
A password manager enables users to access all their login credentials with a single master password, eliminating the need to juggle multiple credentials to access various accounts.
Symmetric key encryption, password hashing and SHA-1 are all ineffective ways to store passwords during the software development stage.