Even with the best set of policies, there’s always a chance that passwords can be compromised. Sharing passwords with others, writing down complex passwords on a Post-It, social engineering and man-in-the-middle attacks are just some of the ‘password harvesting’ techniques. Sadly though, these issues are ignored by users and will lead to compromise of these strong passwords. It is important that users be aware of such techniques, therefore your IT security team should conduct regular user awareness sessions and include possible attacks and attack scenarios in order to make everyone aware of common pitfalls.
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