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[DIY] Create a Random Password in 5 Easy Steps!

Let’s give it up for those who want to create a difficult to crack (and remember) password but hesitate to use password generators… fearing their “random password” will be intercepted en route to their screen! Your cynicism is truly admirable. For everyone else vaguely worried about that problem but not enough to do anything about it, this easy step-by-step will guide you through the process...

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Tags: Password, secure passwords, enforcing strong passwords, reduce reusing weak passwords

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6 Ways to Prevent Password Hacking | PortalGuard

Hackers are the craftiest of fish. They nibble at your account day by day, trying 2 wrong password attempts and stopping before the 3rd attempt locks your account. Then, they wait a day for you, the user, to log into your account and reset the password tries before they try to log in again. Think about how often you log into your most important accounts. Do you log in every day? Month? Less...

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Sing a Song of Passwords

The voice. It allows us to communicate with each other, to share emotions through laughter, sobs, and songs. It can now also let us access our accounts. With multi-factor authentication enabled on certain accounts, we can use our voices as a second form of credential. In addition to our password which isn’t a reliable security credential, our voice is a lot more reliable. Only you can produce...

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You're Not as Unique as You Think You Are!

All I’d need to know to guess one of your end users’ passwords is the name of every person important to them, how frequently they use profanity, their favorite pop culture franchises, any sports teams they like, and their favorite vehicle. Where did I get this information, you ask? It’s a trend I’ve noticed on the list of top 10,000 most easily guessed passwords. More specifically, the top 200...

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How One Foundation for Community Colleges Found a Password Management Solution to Fit Their Budget

It's not easy to find a solution that can resolve authentication and cybersecurity challenges for multiple institutions. In a market flooded with companies that promise to deliver a custom-tailored solution, one name should stand out: PortalGuard.

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You Asked We Delivered...v5.6.2.0

PistolStar is committed to keeping PortalGuard up to the standards of the industry and the people who use it. Back in March, we asked our loyal customers what they would like to see upgraded or added to PortalGuard. Straight from our customers feedback we made the following changes. Take a look!

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