NIST 800-63b Password Guidelines Surprises

Posted by Chris Hartwig on Oct 16, 2017 9:53:21 AM
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NIST released new guidelines for user password requirements that are significantly different than those you may be used to following. For anyone keeping up with identity management guidelines over the past several years, this is not a surprise. For the non-security geeks among us, these changes may seem like a revelation to the mantra of password management we’ve heard for the past 20 years.

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Why You Should Change Your Passwords

Posted by Jordan Kadlec on Oct 6, 2017 9:09:09 AM
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Almost exactly a year after Yahoo announced they suffered the largest data breach to-date, officials corrected the estimated number of users affected in a statement released on October 3rd. The initial estimation, which was made when they first announced their data breach in September 2016, was that the details of 500 million users were stolen. Three months later, Yahoo upped their assessment to one billion users. However, Yahoo is now telling users that virtually everyone who has a Yahoo account has had their data stolen. That’s correct, all THREE BILLION users have had their sensitive data stolen.

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Topics: Data Breach, Data, Breach, passwords, Yahoo, Yahoo Data Breach