Anti-Piracy

Long Live the Password – Even if You Don’t Want It to (Security Intelligence)

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The problem with passwords is they do not scale. An individual could have hundreds of passwords while privileged users could have upward of thousands of passwords. Without a system in place to manage authentication secrets, users most likely will resort to using just a handful of passwords to protect a large number of accounts. This leads to a serious problem: If ever a server or website with minimal security is breached and passwords are exposed, then those stolen passwords can be used to access the compromised platform and a plethora of other accounts.