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Username & Password Pairs: Why Banning Just Passwords Isn’t Enough

Password blacklists are receiving considerable attention. It’s clear why: weak and compromised passwords are a factor in nearly all hacking-related cybersecurity breaches. Best practices from NIST require organizations to disallow the use of any common and compromised passwords. And several cyber security companies offer password blacklists for this purpose. But authentication requires a username and password combination, so shouldn’t we …

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Pwned Passwords: The Epicenter of Your Cybersecurity Storm

New cybersecurity threats are continuously emerging in light of our increasingly connected world, AI, 5G, and other enterprise trends. In this ever-changing landscape, there is one constant: passwords remain the primary authentication method for accessing corporate systems and applications—and employees are notorious for utilizing pwned passwords. The use of pwned passwords, or passwords that have been previously exposed in data …