Password management systems protect people against security threats
Security News Daily writer Sue Marquette Poremba recently suggested that greater effort should be made to protect passwords from being obtained through an online security breach.
The reporter cited online retailer Zappos, which experienced an attack and sent emails to millions of customers encouraging them to change their passwords.
"The emails highlighted the fact that a password is often the first line of defense when it comes to protecting any type of personal data," wrote Marquette Poremba. "The general rule of thumb is to have a unique password for every account that requires one."
The writer suggested the use of password management systems to help in this case. These solutions are ideal because people who have the same password for all of their accounts are even more vulnerable to losing sensitive data should a breach take place.
Online security attacks are not confined to one area of the world, as the Irish hosting company Blacknight recently announced it suffered a breach that may have impacted up to 40,000 customers worldwide. The company encouraged its clients to change their passwords to protect against future incidents.