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Specops Authentication Releases: 2022 Highlights

Specops Authentication is our platform that secures self-service key recovery and password resets, changes and account unlocks with multi-factor authentication (MFA), via self-service and/or at the IT service desk. The platform powers products like Specops uReset, Specops Secure Service Desk and Specops Key... Read More

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What are password mask attacks?

Mask attacks are a targeted brute-force technique used by bad actors to crack passwords. Traditional brute-force attacks systematically try every possible combination of letters, numbers, and symbols to guess a target password. With mask attacks, the goal is to... Read More

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Microsoft adds phishing protection to Windows 11

With the recent release of Windows 11 version 22H2, Microsoft has introduced some new capabilities that are designed to protect users against phishing attacks. These phishing protection features are designed to prevent users from making some of the mistakes... Read More

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Default account lockout policies in Windows 11

Windows 11 is the newest and generally most secure operating system in the Windows family. In the newest iteration of Windows, there are default account lockout policies that exist to mitigate RDP and other brute force password vectors. Brute... Read More