From the Fall 2014 Issue

Why Your Business Should Use Two-Factor Authentication

Greg Gunther
Software Engineer | Visionist, Inc.

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A 2011 study by University of Cambridge computer security researcher Joseph Bonneau uncovered a shocking reality. Bonneau compared two password databases leaked from popular websites (Gawker and rootkit.com.) He discovered that over 31% of users who had an account on both sites reused the same password1. Equally troubling is the recent news that a Russian crime group has amassed a cache of over 1.2 billion stolen usernames and passwords from sites all over the web2. Why should you and your business be concerned? Because no matter how strict you are when it comes to requiring complex passwords, you . . .

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