CRYPTOGRAPHIC KEY GENERATION

When we think about cryptographic keys, we tend to think about closely guarded secrets. Keys are the only thing that keeps the attacker away from your encrypted data. Some keys are usually treated with the appropriate level of respect. Security professionals in the payments industry, or those that have deployed a PKI, know all too well about the importance... 

Richard Moulds

Cloud Infographic: Personal Data Security

Recently, Dashlane released a report that analyzed the password policies of the top 100 e-commerce sites.

The results of this report are staggering. They demonstrate that the majority of the top e-commerce sites fail to comply with the recommended password security principles. In their infographic titled “The Illusion of Personal Data Security in E-commerce”, they provide groundbreaking information to support their stance.

The main findings of their report state that 55% of the top 100 e-commerce sites still accept weak passwords such as “123456” and “password”. Furthermore, 93% of the sites do not offer on-screen password assessments that would tell users the real-time strength level of their passwords. Half of the companies do not block entry after the users provide 10 consecutive incorrect login attempts. As a result, this opens the way for automated password cracking. Lastly, the report states that only 38% of the top e-commerce sites require passwords with at least 1 letter and 1 number.

To summarize the findings of the report, 64% of the top e-commerce sites have highly questionable passwords policies.

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Infographic Source: Dashline

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