The average person spends roughly 11 hours online every day. From banking to chatting with friends, there’s no limit to all of the things we can do online. However, most of the sites or online resources we use daily—from Facebook to Gmail—are secured using a simple password. Believe it or not, most people’s passwords aren’t very good, leaving many Web users susceptible to having their information hacked.
Bad habits die hard, according to SplashData’s eighth annual list of Worst Passwords of the Year. After evaluating more than 5 million passwords leaked on the Internet, the company found that computer users continue using the same predictable, easily guessable passwords.
In the company’s ninth annual installment of the Worst Passwords of the Year list, “donald” is not among the top 25 most dangerous and most commonly leaked passwords by hackers. In other news, “password” has for the first time in the list’s history been knocked out of the top two spots.
The state of password security is best illustrated by looking at the rise in credential stuffing attacks. By combining login software with proxy servers, hackers bombard targets with username and password combinations harvested from previous data breaches. The attacks are usually successful because people tend to re-use weak passwords between online services.
TeamPassword's founder Brian Sierakowski walks through the ways hackers steal passwords and what you can do to stay safe.
Last year, we reached a milestone that we could barely wrap our minds around — 1,000,000 shared logins on TeamPassword . Today, we’re in shock to have more than doubled that milestone by reaching 2.5 million shared logins!
Are your employees helping to keep company data protected and secure? Unfortunately, data breach fatigue has become so common in the past 15 years, that most consumers and employees do not even react to news of a data breach. This means that employees often aren’t doing what they could to keep the privacy of their business intact. With over 80 percent of data breaches arising from password issues, investing in a password manager, like TeamPassword, can ensure that passwords are protected.
This past July, we released the first-ever mobile app for TeamPassword customers . After working for almost a year to design and develop this app, we want to share a bit of how we worked to make TeamPassword Mobile a useful, easy-to-navigate app for our users.
We’ve got several features that will make using TeamPassword accessible while on the move and away from your desktop, including Google sign-in, groups and sharing, 2-step verification and password generator
Security breaches have become alarmingly common — both at home and in the workplace. Despite the rise of two-factor authentication and constant horror stories in the media, many people still have poor password hygiene and remain at risk for these kinds of attacks.
By now, we all know that hacking is no joke . Your identity can be taken in a matter of seconds — and with it, all your personal and financial information. A corporate cyber attack can be devastating, but large corporations usually have their own security teams to help get ...