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4/27/2016 10:50 am  #1

Password Security

It might be a good idea for everyone to change their New Exchange password just in case.

The guide to password security (and why you should care)

Find out how your password security can be compromised, and how to create and manage secure passwords.

 Passwords -- especially those not supported by two-step verification -- are your last lines of defense against prying eyes. This guide will help you understand how those passwords are exposed, and what you can do to keep them locked down.How are passwords exposed?Before we dive into the how-tos of creating secure passwords, it's important to understand why you need a supersecure password to begin with. After all, you might be thinking, "Who would want to hack my accounts?"There are a few ways your account passwords can be compromised.

Someone's out to get you. There are many people who might want to take a peek into your personal life. If these people know you well, they might be able to guess your e-mail password and use password recovery options to access your other accounts.

You become the victim of a brute-force attack. Whether a hacker attempts to access a group of user accounts or just yours, brute-force attacks are the go-to strategy for cracking passwords. These attacks work by systematically checking all possible passphrases until the correct one is found. If the hacker already has an idea of the guidelines used to create the password, this process becomes easier to execute.

There's a data breach. Every few months it seems another huge company reports a hacking resulting in millions of people's account information being compromised. And with the recent Heartbleed bug, many popular websites were affected directly.

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4/27/2016 12:14 pm  #2

Re: Password Security

Interesting that we apparently have had two incidents in the last week or so where people say they did not author a post. 

Interesting that someone would even want to take the time to author something under someone else's name. 

Like I said in the post where it occurred last, identity theft in many states is a felony. 

"Do not confuse motion and progress, A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress"

10/18/2020 1:34 pm  #3

Re: Password Security

When using secure methods to ensure the reliable operation of your business, I use two-factor authentication of users with the generation of one-time passwords through universal security tokens. later, roundcube email provides additional reliability and makes this approach very convenient for users of any level.


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