Craig Pepper
June 13, 2024
2 Min read

Password Attacks

Understanding Password Attacks: How to Protect Your Credentials

Passwords are often the first line of defence in securing our online accounts. However, attackers are constantly devising ways to breach this line of defence through password attacks. These attacks involve various methods such as brute force, dictionary attacks, and credential stuffing to guess or steal passwords.

How Password Attacks Work:

  1. Brute Force Attacks: Attackers try every possible combination until they find the correct password.
  2. Dictionary Attacks: Using a list of common passwords and phrases to guess the correct one.
  3. Credential Stuffing: Using leaked credentials from one breach to gain access to accounts on different platforms.

Protection Tips:

  • Use complex and unique passwords for different accounts.
  • Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA).
  • Regularly update and manage passwords with a reliable password manager.

Stay vigilant and make your passwords a robust shield against cyber threats.

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