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Here Is a Look at The Password Practices of 40+ Popular Websites (It Doesn't Look Good).

A Password Power Rankings survey from password manager Dashlane has revealed the password practices of popular websites and it’s not so great! The report shows that 46 percent of consumer sites, including Dropbox, Netflix, and even GOOGLE! Are failing to implement the most basic password security requirements

What are the basic password security requirements?

  • Does the site require at least 8 characters in a password?
  • Does the site allow repeated numbers/letters without an alphanumeric mix?
  • Does the site provide a “password strength indicator”?
  • Does the site allow brute-force attacks – continual entry of incorrect credentials without a lockout/Captcha code requirement?
  • Does the site support 2-factor or multi-factor authentication?

At the end of the survey, it was discovered that sites like

  • GoDaddy
  • QuickBooks and
  • Stripe

Had a high score, whereas sites like

  • Amazon
  • Dropbox
  • DocuSign
  • eBay
  • Evernote
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Netflix
  • Pandora
  • Pinterest
  • SoundCloud
  • Spotify
  • Twitter
  • Uber

All scored poorly.
When you think about how easy it is to hack an Instagram account, then you are likely to believe the report.
Now what is most troubling is the fact that the researchers created passwords using nothing but the lowercase letter “a” on Amazon, Google, Instagram, LinkedIn, Venmo, and Dropbox, among others.
You can check out the infographic below:
Dashlane Graphic

Luckily, some of these platforms have integrated two-factor authentication feature, so you should. Scratch that! You MUST enable that for your accounts.
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4 comments on “Here Is a Look at The Password Practices of 40+ Popular Websites (It Doesn't Look Good).

  1. Rapsowdee says:

    Dropbox sha !!!!
    I dey fear ooo

  2. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, I HAVE ALWAYS SAID THAT THERE’S NO ABSOLUTE SECURITY ANYWHERE. ALTHOUGH, I CREDIT THIS REPORT AND IT WILL HELP THE CONCERNED PARTIES TO TIGHTEN UP A BIT. IN REALITY THOUGH, IF ALL THE REQUIREMENTS ARE TICKED BY THESE SITES, PEOPLE WILL STILL BE ABLE TO HACK THEM…

  3. Even that 2 step verification of a thing, how many Nigerians use it??
    But Tobi Ohh, don’t you think Facebook should be on that list… No doubting
    Kudos to Godaddy and the rest of them… MailChimp too (even though their name wasn’t on the list)…
    Honestly, they keep making me change my password too often. It’s either I who is forgetting my password or they are just over protective.

  4. kenny says:

    Misstechy how do i change the default image?

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