We’ve seen some major security breaches in the last few months, with hackers gaining access to user information at Yahoo, Linkedin, Dropbox, and others. Do you know what I’ve learned from all of these breaches? People are really bad at making passwords.
How bad? Some of the more popular passwords are “123456”, “password”, and “111111”. I’m not making that up.
While it’s easy to sit back and laugh at those password choices, you should ask yourself a serious question: What do your user’s passwords look like? As businesses move more and more of their applications to the web/cloud, password strength is becoming an even more important topic. What if a hacker got a hold of sensitive company information because they cracked one of your user’s weak passwords?
How can you handle this problem? Simple: Don’t let users create bad passwords. No, I’m not talking about password training sessions or sternly worded memos. I’m talking about making it impossible for users to even create weak passwords.
How can you do that?
If you use m-Power, this is simple. Head on over to the Project Exchange and download this password validation template. It tells users what they need in a password, and won’t let them proceed until their password meets those requirements. Feel free to check out the demo and try it out for yourself. As will all templates in the Project Exchange, this is free to m-Power users.
If you haven’t implemented anything like this yet, I highly recommend doing it as soon as possible. The setup is simple, and could save your company from a costly data breach.