Password-related attacks are on the rise. Stolen user credentials including name, email and password were the most common root cause of breaches in 2021 with several high-profile and disruptive attacks made possible by hackers stealing a single password.
Setting strong passwords might not be enough in an increasingly volatile cybersecurity landscape, data released by Specops Software shows.
It’s not only about users resorting to easy-to-remember logins like “password12345“, but even passwords following typical guidelines on length and special characters remain vulnerable to attacks.
Holistic password hygiene must be prioritized, from the leadership level to individuals working at home.