Right now the cybersecurity industry is abuzz about a new report highlighting the worst passwords of 2015. And rightfully so, as some on the list are downright terrible.
For example, “123456” topped the list. It was followed by “password,” “12345678” and “qwerty.” Other noteworthy passwords included “football” and “starwars.”
With these abysmal examples in mind, it’s no wonder that criminals are continuing to have a field day hacking into private corporate accounts. In order for passwords to be even marginally effective, for instance, they need to be long and must contain a mix of different characters. As these examples indicate, most people do not go to such lengths, thus making it easy for criminals to gain entry.
In 2015, it should be noted, over 169 million personal records were stolen and 781 public breaches were recorded. It’s a problem that is bad and getting worse for corporations.
The unfortunate reality is that employees in your company—yes, yours—are using passwords like this. Mainly employees are choosing easy passwords because, you guessed it, they’re easy to remember. Those that are long and complicated, are difficult to remember and even more difficult to enter. Plus, most employees think that a data breach will never happen to them.
It’s time, therefore, to take action to ensure that your organization’s sensitive data does not become exploited by hackers who are looking for easy passwords to exploit. Consider a solution like VoiceVault’s voice biometric identity verification technology, which can provide strong security measures while also satisfying your end users demands for a simple and efficient login process.
Using voice biometric identity verification technology, end users simply have to recite a phrase or series of digits into their microphones. It eliminates the need for passwords, since the voice biometric engine will authenticate them by the sound of their voice. So you can kiss passwords like “welcome,” “abc123” and “letmein” goodbye.
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