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COMMENT: If You Do One Thing on World Password Day, Find Out How Many of Your Passwords are Being Shared Around the World

World Password Day is often used as an opportunity to talk about the need to move away from passwords, however the reality is that they are part of our daily professional and personal lives and will remain so for some time. With this in mind, Kamber Devjianie of Authlogics offers one practical step that every organisation can take today, that will improve their password management…

“The starting point for any organisation, from sole trader to large global enterprise, is to go online today and find out if you have breached passwords related to your domain, which are available on the dark web.”

“It is suggested that approximately 80% of data breaches are caused by weak, stolen, or reused passwords. What is more, one in every 250 corporate accounts are compromised each month. So, knowing if password protected accounts have been compromised is an essential first step in minimising this potent attack vector.”

“The good news is that there are a range of trusted free online services available right now that will tell you immediately if and how many accounts have been compromised. Our own service – the Authlogics Password Breach Database holds over four billion records and we are adding in the region of one million more every single day. All you need to do is enter your email address and it will automatically source any breached passwords related to your domain. Furthermore, more you can choose to receive a free no obligation and confidential Customer Password Breech Status report.”

“If you do just one thing on World Password Day, find out how many of your passwords are being shared around the world.”

2018