My password is “Password”
Are you currently using a password that is just a single word like your kids names, something less that 8 characters, or even worse, just using the word “Password”? These types of passwords can be cracked instantaneously by a brute force attack! Even using 8 characters that includes uppercase & lowercase letters along with numbers and special characters is not really enough to have a secure password.
Brute force hacked
With the ability to attack 1,000,000,000 passwords per second, they can crack even complex 8 character passwords in as little as 30 seconds! Because of this, they are no longer considered a good standard use of passwords. Not to mention, often times people have to continuously update these passwords because they are difficult to remember and even worse, they sometimes have the password on a sticky note right on the monitor! (Please tell us this isn’t you)
Not to worry, below we have some info that will help you and your organization create a more secure environment using good password policies.