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Password

Password

Although Bill Gates might have predicted the demise of the password over a decade ago, the humble password is still the primary means of authenticating endpoint devices, on-premise computers and cloud services for a substantial number of users. End-users must be made aware of the risks of using weak passwords which can be brute-forced or recycling passwords which makes them easily guessable. Moreover, during IT security awareness training, end-users should be reminded of the importance of using two-factor authentication where possible.

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