The company is the developer of password management Dashlane found that users 46% of sites ignore the basic safety requirements that are required to create passwords. This writes TNW.
The company has studied security policy passwords are known consumer and corporate websites and media services. The parameters for evaluation of the site was considered to be the requirements when creating a password.
A reliable website is the one which required a password longer than eight characters, using different registers of letters and numbers. We also evaluated the warning about password strength, the presence of two-factor authentication and what happens when you try to break. As a result, the sites received between one and five points.
Only one site, GoDaddy (a popular platform for web hosting), received the highest rating. The average score received Apple, Microsoft, Tumblr, PayPal and others . Pandora, Spotify, Uber has received zero – this means that they are not satisfied with any item.
No business-oriented company that provides cloud products and services, the score of zero will be received, but such well-known services, as Amazon Web Services and Freshbooks, got only one point.
Guidelines for creating passwords
Experts advise users when creating passwords do not use important dates, names, titles, not to use the same numbers, letters, symbols in a row, not to put similar or the same password for different accounts. To be safe I advise you to regularly change passwords and not to neglect the two-factor authentication.
However, many of these recommendations are neglected. Cases of hacking of websites of large companies and personal accounts most often associated with the decoding of simple passwords that do not meet the basic rules.
According to Bloomberg, of the 10 million compromised passwords and 17% was a combination of “123456”as the convenience and speed of recruitment for many users is higher security.
It is believed that the worldwide available level of protection for sites and users are not perfect. Therefore, many IT professionals are convinced that even the most complex passwords does not guarantee absolute protection and I propose to opt out of passwords.
Biometrics will replace passwords
Vice-President of products Corporation Yahoo! Dilayn Casey said that in the future the usual passwords can not stay.
“We intend to completely destroy the passwords. In the future users will be laughing to remember the need to invent the 10-digit passwords with letters of different case characters and numbers,” said Casey.
Many IT professionals believe that to change the main method of verification will be the biometrics of the user at login will be identified by fingerprint, retina and voice. These technologies Apple already uses and plans to use Microsoft.
Apple feature fingerprint when unlocking. Function TouchID also spread to permit the user to purchases in the App store with the profiles of Skype, Outlook, and others.
Adopt advanced technology and banks: the British Barclays in 2014 allowed major customers to confirm the identity of the voice. Last year this function was extended to retail customers.
Digital literacy and cyber security in Russia
Digital literacy of Russians is gradually increased. This is evidenced by the study of the Regional public center of Internet technologies (ROCIT). According to the recently published data, the digital literacy index increased 6.3 percent in 2016 and was 5.42, compared with figure 4.79 in 2015.
“1.5 years ago about digital literacy only began to speak, and we now see a positive trend”, – quotes the Director of the rotsit Sergey Grebennikova portal to Digital literacy.
Increase the digital literacy of the country engaged at the state level. According to The Runet, the Chairman of the Duma Committee on information policy, information technologies and communications Leonid Levin said that the index of literacy is needed to improve further.
“In the current situation the spread of cyberprotest becomes important for the economy as a universal elimination of illiteracy at the beginning of the last century.” Levin.
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