Password freeware finds accounts using leaked passwords
Stockholm, June 12, 2019 – Specops Software announced today a release update to Specops Password Auditor. The free tool can now scan Active Directory to find accounts using leaked passwords. Other advancements include reporting on accounts without passwords, and accounts with identical passwords.
By identifying vulnerable passwords in use, IT departments can secure their environments and prevent a data breach. With Specops Password Policy organizations can uncover exactly who is using a leaked password, and enforce a password change for those users.
“In many instances, passwords remain the only form of authentication to access sensitive resources,” said Lori Osterholm, CTO at Specops Software. “With so many password-related breaches, organizations need to take stock of their password security posture. Understanding how password policies stack up against industry guidelines needs to be followed up with identifying password-related weaknesses, such as the prevalence of leaked passwords.”
Specops Password Auditor detects security weaknesses specifically related to password settings. By scanning your Active Directory, the tool collects and displays multiple interactive reports containing user and password policy information. The free tool allows IT departments to uncover password security gaps, and address the issues with Specops Password Policy.
“By detecting leaked passwords, Specops Password Auditor can now paint a more comprehensive picture of an organization’s password reality,” Osterholm said. “Passwords are not dead, and Specops allows organizations to understand where they stand so they can address their vulnerabilities.”
Take account of your organization’s password situation today, download your free version of Specops Password Auditor here.
About Specops Software
Specops Software is the leading provider of password management and authentication solutions. Specops protects your business data by blocking weak passwords and securing user authentication. With a complete portfolio of solutions natively integrated with Active Directory, Specops ensures sensitive data is stored on-premises and in your control. Every day thousands of organizations use Specops Software to protect business data.
(Last updated on October 26, 2023)
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