Free tools and resources for Data Protection Officers!

Tag Archives for " passwords "

Spotify forces users change their passwords – because other companies keep getting hacked

Spotify is making some users reset their passwords and the reason is – other websites keep getting hacked. There have been numerous huge data breaches affecting tens of millions of users.

Situation is even worse because of the fact that many people re-use their passwords across many services. So breach of one service where password was re-used compromises other sites and services as login details obtained on one service can be used to gain illicit access to accounts on other services and websites.

Therefore Spotify is forcing users whose details were exposed in some of these previous breaches to change their passwords.

Full stoy

Silent revolution of passwords?

The problem now is wide reuse of the same password for different services, as it is much easier for people  than to remember tens of different passwords. However, reuse of passwords may lead to bad consequences – hack of one account may allow attacker to accesses also other accounts. Reuse of passwords was reason for recent Dropbox hack.

So this little known company is going to reveal us from passwords hell and bring revolution in authentication.

Full article

>