Home » Microsoft’s latest data on hacks and why you may need new login, passwords fast

Publication date: November 29, 2022

Microsoft’s latest data on hacks and why you may need new login, passwords fast

Share this content

Elevate provides this content for information purposes only. Please refer to the publication link to view the article in its original form.

In this article MSFT+0.52 (+0.21%)

Leon Neal | Getty Images News | Getty Images

If you’ve had a password hacked recently, you aren’t alone.

The volume of password attacks has soared to an estimated 921 attacks every second. That’s a 74% rise in one year, according to the latest Microsoft Digital Defense Report.Big technology firms including Microsoft would prefer the world of passwords is eradicated, and they’ve been making changes for an online future that is less reliant on the vulnerable security step.Microsoft users can already securely gain access to Windows, Xbox, and Microsoft 365 without using a password through apps like Microsoft Authenticator, and technologies including fingerprints or facial recognition. But many people still rely on passwords, and don’t even use the two-factor authentication now considered critical.“As long as passwords are still part of the equation, they’re vulnerable,” Joy Chik, Microsoft’s vice president of identity, wrote in a September […]

Click here to view original article: www.cnbc.com

Contact Elevate today to learn more about Industry News

Elevate // +1 (888) 601-5351 // Monday to Friday 9am-6pm