16 Questions You MUST Ask Before Hiring Any IT Company
One of any company’s most precious commodities is its passwords. When cybercriminals get one through any means including phishing, they have a key to your front door – and right to the heart of your business if they snatch a privileged credential. Bad passwords and exposed passwords notch up the risk of a disaster – and so does poor password hygiene. Password risk is a real minefield for businesses. Here are 10 more facts about passwords that you’ll want to see before adding a new secure identity and access management solution.
10 More Facts about Passwords That You’ll Want to See
As we saw in the 10 more facts about passwords list above, employees will choose memorability over security when making a password every time. That’s why we thought you’d probably also want to see these facts about how bad passwords are born.
Most passwords originate from these groups – 59% of Americans use a person’s name or family birthday in their passwords, 33% include a pet’s name and 22% use their own name. Oh, and the average user reuses that bad password about 14 times!
Based on our analysis of the top 250 passwords that we found using Dark Web ID to guard against credential exposure, these categories of information were used to generate the weakest passwords in 2020 were: Names, Sports, Food, Places, Animals, and Famous People/Characters.
Fuente: ID Agent