How-to: Turn your password into a passphrase
The passphrase should provide a safe alternative to your password. In this blog, we explain how to get started with that.
A passphrase is a password alternative that consists of a combination of individual words. The Dutch DAP suggests this alternative as it is trying to find a solution to weak... Read more
123456 most common password of 2023
'123456' has emerged as the most common password of 2023. NordPass' research again shows that password security is generally not a priority.
Simple passwords remain popular in use even in 2023. That's a bad sign for the online security of companies. The simple string of digits "123456" appears ... Read more
Default passwords are main threat to businesses
The digital entrance to businesses is still too often open due to default passwords. This culprit is identified by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Security Agency (NSA).
Too many employees do not change the default passwords they get to use soft... Read more
Stytch unveils Passwords, a tool that helps transition to passwordless
Stytch introduced a new password-based authentication solution. According to the company, a whopping 85 percent of IT and security experts don't believe passwords are entirely going away just yet.
Stytch develops an API-first authentication platform. Over the past two years, the company focused ... Read more
Most people still use the same password for multiple accounts
SpyCloud analyzed 1.7 billion passwords and usernames. Roughly 65 percent of all Internet users use the same password for multiple accounts.
Security specialist SpyCloud reviewed more than 750 data breaches to collect 1.7 billion passwords and usernames. The analysis reveals that 64 percent of b... Read more
Google is adding password checking features to Android
Google is adding its password checking feature to Android. The move will allow users of the Android OS to have an easy way to check if the passwords they are using have been compromised. Password Checkup checks the credentials used against a list of billions of compromised credentials.
In recent... Read more
GitHub to ban passwords starting in 2021
The platform will move to token based authentication next August
Microsoft's GitHub has announced that it plans to stop accepting account passwords as a way to authenticate Git operations. Starting August 13, 2021, the platform will accept only token based authentication. They will run a two wee... Read more
Apple launches open-source tools for developers of password managers
Apple is launching open-source tools to enable password managers to create strong passwords that are compatible with commonly used websites and platforms.
Password Manager Resources, introduced on GitHub, enables developers to integrate website-specific requirements used by the iCloud Keychain p... Read more
‘Microsoft: 150 million people log in every month without a password’
Microsoft announces that 150 million people use the company's passwordless login solutions. In November 2019, only 100 million users logged in without a password.
According to Microsoft, these are users of Azure, GitHub, Office and Xbox. They use Windows Hello (fingerprint and facial recogn... Read more
Okta aims for a passwordless future, adding more use cases
During Oktane Live, Okta unveiled the future plans for its identity platform. Initially, a significant event in San Francisco was supposed to create extra buzz for these announcements. After all, there are quite a few changes and extras planned that could use some in-person explanation. However, du... Read more