October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. And while it is critical to be vigilant about protecting your data year-round, now is an opportune time to review password security protocols. Many people think of hacking as an attack against a website to exploit vulnerability, but in reality, hacking can be as simple as asking for a password.
Eighty percent of security incidents are due to weak passwords, 1 and today’s hackers have realized that using social engineering to convince a user to give up his or her password may be the easiest way into an organization.
1 New study: Passwords are still the weakest link. (2012, March 14). Last Pass. Retrieved from https://blog.lastpass.com/2012/03/latest-review-of-security-issues-and.html/