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FTC Creates De-Facto Legal Requirements for Credential Stuffing & Account Takeover

The FTC is sending a strong message that businesses will no longer be able to play the victim-card. Instead, they are responsible for protecting their customers from credential stuffing and account takeover.

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What’s behind PCI’s New MFA Requirements?

Many have implemented MFA ahead of the new PCI requirement. Let's look at PCI's multi-factor implementation guidance that highlights some considerations, particularly around passwords that may otherwise be overlooked.

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The Outsized Risk From Small Data Breaches

There is a continuous stream of small data breaches that make no headlines but present outsized risks to individuals and organizations.

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The Magician’s Handkerchief of Password Reuse

Recent research, news and updates on threats and cybersecurity.

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Massive Equifax Data Breach Puts Consumers at Risk for Identity Theft and Compromised Accounts

With rapid rate of evolution within technology, why are we still using passwords? The answer lies in the simple, positive attributes of passwords that are not found in other authentication methods: affordable, easy to replace, universally compatibility, privacy safe and no false positive. This closer look highlights the gaps in other methods that will make it hard to get past the password.

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Can Passwords Really Be Replaced?

With rapid rate of evolution within technology, why are we still using passwords? The answer lies in the simple, positive attributes of passwords that are not found in other authentication methods: affordable, easy to replace, universally compatibility, privacy safe and no false positive. This closer look highlights the gaps in other methods that will make it hard to get past the password.

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NIST Special Publication 800-63 is Final

The big changes to NIST password recommendations we’ve been talking about are now official: NIST 800-63 is final. It’s important to know that this overhaul is about more than just passwords. It’s a full reworking of digital identity guidelines with a suite of new documents and a flexible approach to using them.

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Evolving Password Based Security to Fight Compromised Credentials Attacks

The continued barrage of reports about data breaches and account hijacking, make it painfully clear that the way organizations are managing password-based security is missing something. When we look at how cybercriminal tactics have evolved, and how compromised credential attacks have impacted these methods, one answer to the problem of the password becomes clear.

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Looking Closer at NIST Password Guidelines for Checking Compromised Passwords

NIST suggests passwords should be screened against commonly-used, expected, or compromised passwords. This is intended to ensure passwords are not found in common cracking dictionaries that would make them easy to guess. These checks can occur at account creation and password reset. But then what? How do you know if they are still safe after time?

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