Since our business is focused on Security, we talk a lot about the threat landscape. Many attacks are focusing on password stealing. Once an attacker has legitimate credentials the attack surface widens greatly.
Protect Your Passwords
To avoid this, we have several recommendations such as Advanced protection products that block and detect these kinds of attacks. Multifactor authentication which requires an additional input to supplement the password. Also, long complex passwords that can’t be defined with a password hash dictionary.
One last thing to add to your arsenal is CCleaner or something similar to it that will clean out your browser cache and other password caches. We run this daily and I enabled that feature years ago to get my team using the password management and storage tool that I purchased for them. We run CCleaner at boot automatically and in addition to cleaning out the junk that slows their machines down, it also deletes the passwords that they may have saved in the browser. The unintended positive outcome is that there are no passwords to steal from our browsers.
If you want to see what I’m talking about in action, shoot me an e-mail and we’ll set up a 10-minute demo for you.