Specops Software Blog

How to prevent authentication hacking attacks

Long gone are the days of traditional passwords to access devices or sensitive details, like a bank account. Over the years, features have evolved drastically allowing us to access our information using our fingerprint or face recognition. But for... Read More

Specops introduces Secure Service Desk

Verify user identity at the service desk before unlocking accounts and resetting passwords. Secure Service Desk is a tool that can tell you if callers are who they say they are. Read More

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Impact and cost of ransomware attacks

Sophos, a global leader in cybersecurity, revealed in its survey “The State of Ransomware 2021” that the average total cost of recovery from a ransomware attack has more than doubled in a year, increasing from $761,106 in 2020 to... Read More

Specops Password Policy comparison and price

In the market for a third-party password policy solution? If an audit has revealed poor password practices, you may look to Microsoft Fine-Grained Password Policy (FGPP) for additional flexibility over default domain password settings. Unfortunately, FGPP still lacks a... Read More

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ICO’s take on password security

The UK has officially entered the Brexit transition period until the end of 2020, during which the GDPR will continue to apply. There are three possible outcomes after the transition period: the UK exits transition with no EU trade... Read More

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How to make three random words secure

When the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) started promoting three random words as passwords, the general public had practical advice that was easy to follow. While it is extremely valuable to provide sound advice for choosing passwords, the perceived... Read More