Google developers have created Password Alert, an open source Chrome extension that aims to prevent users from entering their Google password in a phishing site or, alternatively, alert them when they did so and urge them to change their password.
As users are instructed to create ever more complex passwords, and developers are starting to use encryption methods more difficult to crack than standard hashing functions, password crackers (and penetration testers) must wisely choose which type of password attack to try first, second, and so on.
Sendgrid, the email delivery and management service that counts among its clients companies like Pinterest, Airbnb and Uber, has admitted that they have been breached.
A new technology, called Blind Hashing, that prevents offline password attacks by making databases impossible to steal, has been introduced at RSA Conference 2015 by start-up TapLink.
21 percent of respondents to a Kaspersky survey assume their passwords are of no value to criminals.
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