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Pride and Passwords: Top Hacking Methods & How to Prevent Them

Cybersecurity is becoming a pressing issue for IT professionals in all fields. There are headlines every week about data breaches of all sizes and the attacks themselves come from many angles. This article details the password attack methods hackers frequently used against enterprises and provides solutions as to how your business can prevent damage or breaches. 1. Dictionary Attacks A …

Password Blacklist

Password Blacklists: Applying the Goldilocks Principle

One of the most effective ways to increase the strength of your network’s security is to screen users’ passwords against a list of dictionary passwords and known compromised passwords. Password vulnerabilities remain a major entry point for hackers. Over the last few years, password policy has evolved in significant ways. NIST password guidelines now indicate that using a password blacklist …

Common and Bad Passwords

Preventing Common Passwords in Active Directory

Preventing common passwords in Active Directory is critical for protecting sensitive employee, user, and customer accounts. Why Should Organizations Screen for Regularly-Used Passwords? Many employees use weak passwords and are completely unaware of it. They can’t imagine their specific password is a common password that’s being chosen by other people as well. The organization and the employee both think their …