BOULDER, Colo., May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of World Password Day 2017, PasswordPing Ltd. is proud to launch Password Check, a free tool that helps inform online users about unsafe password choices.
The new tool is available now at: https://check.passwordping.com
The first of its kind, Password Check goes beyond traditional algorithmic strength checking by comparing entered passwords against a list of known, compromised passwords. This list consists of billions of passwords exposed in previous data breaches compiled from the public web and the dark web. Although many of these passwords meet typical algorithmic strength requirements, they should all now be considered unsafe, since they are present in cybercriminals' cracking dictionaries and may be leveraged to compromise user accounts.
This danger of allowing users to use compromised passwords was specifically addressed in the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) recently finalized Cybersecurity Framework draft recommendations (https://pages.nist.gov/800-63-3/sp800-63b.html#reqauthtype)
"PasswordPing is excited to be releasing Password Check on World Password Day as part of the global effort to help users better protect their online accounts," said Mike Wilson, CEO and Co-Founder of PasswordPing. He continued, "Our company was built to protect users and organizations from the risks of account takeover and credential stuffing attacks related to poor password practices. We are proud to now be sharing access to our resources directly to consumers for free."
PasswordPing previously made available a free Password Strength Meter, which organizations can add to existing signup and change password forms to notify and prevent users from selecting weak or compromised passwords. https://www.passwordping.com/free-password-strength-meter
About World Password Day 2017
World Password Day is meant to raise awareness of the need for good password security. To find out more go to: https://passwordday.org/
PasswordPing's innovative compromised credential and breach notification services were created to protect corporate networks and consumer websites from unauthorized access and fraud. PasswordPing helps organizations screen user accounts for known, compromised credentials and block unauthorized authentication.
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