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 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.
"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."
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/
About PasswordPing 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.