Why Passwords Aren’t Secure

June 21, 2012 No Comments

SOURCE: GovInfo Security

In the wake of the LinkedIn breach, which exposed 6.5 million hashed passwords, Marcus Ranum, chief of security for online security provider Tenable Security Inc., says it’s obvious the ongoing use of passwords is opening online users and organizations to security risks and breaches.

“If you’re part of an organization that’s supporting anything that requires some kind of a password login, honestly, you should be looking at what you can do above and beyond passwords to protect your users against the inevitable time when their passwords are compromised,” says Ranum.

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