Biometric authorisation is becoming more common, but it’s still underpinned by the traditional password
Almost every day appears to be a ‘Day’ of some sort, but one you may have missed occurred on May 7th. ‘World Password Day’ is designed to remind us all of the importance of updating our important passwords on a regular basis. In a number of reports released to coincide with the annual event, McAfee1 revealed that the growth in remote working in the first three months of this year has resulted in many poor security practices as Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) systems were brought online at speed amid the turmoil of the coronavirus pandemic. The company cites weak passwords as – still – the most common method by which attackers gain access, with P@ssw0rd, 123456 and NULL123 featuring strongly. Furthermore, most people hadn’t changed their passwords since their system was installed.