“For every lock, there is someone out there trying to pick it or break in.” —David Bernstein
Just like every lock can be picked, all password protections can be defeated. And just like with locks, there’s always someone in cyberspace trying to gain access to a password-protected account.
Cyber threats are growing rapidly and hackers are becoming more and more sophisticated. In October, Check Point Research reported a 40% increase in attacks globally compared to 2020, with 1 out of every 61 organizations worldwide impacted by ransomware each week.
Despite their vulnerability, passwords are still widely used. Datto’s Global State of Ransomware Report notes weak passwords are a top cause for ransomware attacks. Verizon reported in 2016 that 63% of network intrusions are the result of compromised passwords and usernames. Awareness of the need to adopt a more secure and convenient solution is growing in the security community, as is the understanding of the best alternative.
It’s time to implement highly secure passwordless protection for Windows machines.