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Monday, 12 August 2019 13:52

State Farm Hit by Data Breach

Written by Bethan Moorcraft, Insurance Business Magazine
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“That password we used hundreds of times in the early 2000s has come back to haunt us,” Zander explained. “People shouldn’t reuse passwords. But people still do and criminals know this. Adopting good password practices, such as the use of password managers and multi-factor authentication and changing passwords immediately upon receiving notification that your account has been compromised, can go a long way in mitigating against credential stuffing attacks.”


“At the same time, it’s also up to companies who operate websites and applications to prevent themselves from becoming testbeds for valid credentials,” he added. “Preventing one person or one IP from submitting more than just a handful of logins or even the same one is important, both in the total amount they are trying and how fast they can submit. Using tools like captcha, email magic links, rate limiting, browser detection and generally thinking about how a login page can be abused can all contribute to removing a website from the field of play for credential testing/stuffing.”


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