Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday August 13, 2017

Password Policies of 40 Popular Online Services Analyzed

GoDaddy has the best password practices, while Netflix, Spotify, and Uber have the worst: that’s what the team at Dashlane, a password manager app, has determined after registering accounts on 40 sites and recording which websites follow five simple rules. These include whether an 8+ character and alphanumeric password is required, and if 2-factor authentication is available.

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Researchers created passwords using nothing but the lowercase letter "a" on popular sites such as Amazon, Dropbox, Google, Instagram, LinkedIn, Netflix, Spotify, Uber, and Venmo. Researchers created an account on Netflix and Spotify that used the simplistic password "aaaa." Six websites did not have policies to prevent brute-force attacks: Apple, Dropbox, Google, Twitter, Venmo, and Walmart.

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