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Password still top threat

New research from the WatchGuard Threat Lab shows the emergence of the Mimikatz credential-stealing malware as a top threat and the growing popularity of brute force login attacks against web applications.


The research also reveals that 50% of government and military employee LinkedIn passwords, largely from the US, were weak enough to be cracked in less than two days, underscoring the reality that passwords alone can’t offer sufficient protection and the need for multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions.


WatchGuard’s Internet Security Report ( for Q2 2018  explores the latest security threats affecting small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprise.


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