March 21, 2019

Malwarebytes: Hackers. Your Passwords. Will they hack again?

Enterprises have password problems making it easier for hackers to credential stuff. Take a read through Malwarebytes Labs article on this topic and our very own Fausto Oliveira perspective on the issue.  

“The pervasiveness of password stuffing, brute force and other similar attacks shows that password length is no longer a deterrent,” said Fausto Oliveira, principal security architect at Acceptto.

Instead, Oliveira said enabling continuous authentication on privileged employee, client, and consumer accounts is one preemptive approach that can stop an attacker from gaining access to sensitive information—even if they breach the system with a brute force attack.

“It is not about a simple 123456, obvious P@55word password versus a complicated passphrase, but recognizing that all of your passwords are compromised. This includes those passwords you have not yet created, you just don’t know it yet.”

To read the full article visit Malwarebytes.

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