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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

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Service account password rotation

Service accounts are the unseen heroes of your organization’s architecture – they keep critical services running. While most organizations are generally aware of the sensitive nature of service accounts, password practices can still be poor. It is not uncommon... Read More

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School start reminds everyone to stop reusing passwords

Paper, pen, and school itself are the most common school-related words found among breached passwords, according to our latest research. To celebrate the end of summer and the start of another school year, Specops’ researchers analyzed more than 800... Read More

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Ransomware attacks continue to rage on government entities

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and target businesses across many industries and sectors. Government entities are also on the radar of ransomware gangs and have been the subject of many high-profile ransomware attacks. Governmental entities have been a... Read More

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How to recover from a ransomware attack

It is arguably one of the most dreaded words for any organization today – ransomware. Ransomware can bring a bustling, thriving, profitable business to its knees in hours. The aftermath can lead to a ripple effect of lost revenue,... Read More