The big news in the IT world is the snowballing story that a leading, online password manager called LastPass has had a large data breach. This was first reported in November 2022, with reassurances that it was not serious, but has developed into a severe breach that includes password databases and customer data. Data breaches are a common occurrence, but their impact varies. The impact of this one could be huge, but AdEPT can help.
Online password managers are something that has been recommended by security and IT professionals at AdEPT for many years now, and for good reason. Passwords remain to be one of the top three ways that data is breached by hackers using various methods. The need for longer, more complex and multiple passwords, leads to a situation where it is impossible for a human to manage them without resorting to insecure practices. These include writing them down, re-using passwords on multiple platforms, and using short passwords.
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