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Password Security – Is rotating passwords helpful?

Many companies require that you change your password a number of times per year.  It usually ranges between 30 to 90 days.  However, does this provide any actual benefits to the overall user account security?  I do understand the logic behind it, your network will be more secure if all your users account passwords are changed frequently.  There are a few issues with this however.  The first issue is people tend to have issues remembering...

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eBay security breach

eBay security breach

eBay has announced that it will be asking users to change their passwords on their site later on today due to a security breach that was discovered on the popular bidding website. In a posting on the company’s website, eBay said a cyber-attack “compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data.” eBay has stated that they find “no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card...

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The importance of using two-factor authentication

The importance of using two-factor authentication

What is two-factor authentication?  Tech Target defines it as, “Two-factor authentication is a security process in which the user provides two means of identification, one of which is typically a physical token, such as a card, and the other of which is typically something memorized, such as a security code. In this context, the two factors involved are sometimes spoken of as something you have and something you know.”  Many websites use...

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HeartBleed Security flaw

HeartBleed Security flaw

I am sure everyone has heard of the Heart Bleed security flaw that is affecting systems that use Open SSL.  Many may be wondering what the best course of action is at this time. Many may make the knee-jerk reaction to run out and change all their passwords right away.  While it is something that is going to be needed soon, it will not do much good until that site has patched the problem of the flaw, as if the flaw is still in place your...

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