Password Management

PCI password security checklist

PCI password security checklist

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards that were developed to protect card information during and following a financial transaction. The PCI  DSS applies to any merchant or service provider that handles,... Read More

requirements for PCI compliant passwords

Are PCI compliant passwords good enough?

Wide-scale attacks and hacks on large enterprises may be dominating the news headlines, but small and medium sized businesses are the real targets that are under-reported. According to a Visa analysis, small merchants accounted for more than 80 percent... Read More

Specops does biometrics with the Fingerprint Authenticator

With more and more manufacturers embedding biometric capabilities into their devices, biometric authentication is here to stay. According to the Biometrics Research Group, the number of people using biometrics on mobile devices totaled 650 million towards the end of... Read More

Password security best practices – Infographic

Password security best practices – Infographic

Updated: October 3, 2016 – With data breaches and security flaws a regular occurrence in our digital lives, we have taken a natural interest in protecting our personal and financial information. A secure password, is the first line of... Read More

Password Reset with Biometrics

Resetting password? Just put your finger on it

It’s no secret that people hate passwords. Organizations often require passwords to be at least eight characters long and include lowercase letters, uppercase letters, number and special characters. While these complexity requirements barely make passwords secure, they are enough... Read More

specify the AD attribute to search from the helpdesk

Search for custom AD attributes from the helpdesk

From Specops Password Reset (SPR) 6.4 and onwards, there will be a new registry setting that will allow you to specify the AD attribute to search from the helpdesk. If the registry setting is not set, the default will... Read More