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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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Creating a Strong Password - A Modern Nightmare

I've been on a bit of a password kick lately, with specific interest on creating a strong password.  During my research, I stumbled on an interesting ARS Technica article.  Specifically, this article references a new software that allows users to check to see if their password is being used on other popular websites.  ARS understandably delves into some inherent worries with this type of...

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Tags: Authentication Security, information security, User Experience, Dynamic Analysis, Password Management, password manager, password quality

3 Ways to Improve Password Quality - Think Smarter

It doesn't matter where you go online - you are inevitably going to need a password.  Despite our best efforts, passwords still hold a key position in keeping important, private, and personal information out of the wrong hands.  With this in mind, it is surprising to think that having a strong password is still one of the most overlooked areas of cyber security today.  Passwords are becoming...

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Tags: 2FA, Authentication Security, login security, password complexity, Password Management, password quality, Password Security