In response to the news that Abine Blur Password Manager exposed user data online, a OneSpan expert offers perspective.
Expert Comments below:
David P. Vergara, Head of Security Product Marketing at OneSpan:
“There are two important points to take away from this recent data leak. The first is that regardless of the promotion for “strong passwords,” they do not exist. It is well known that hackers have a wide range of techniques and tools to crack passwords of any complexity through brute force attacks, hybrid attacks (brute force w/ dictionary attack), mathematical systems like Markov chains for more complex passwords amongst others. Multi-factor authentication is widely available and a much better security option for all users. The second point is that the human factor remains the weakest link in security whether falling prey to social engineering (ie. Phishing) or being careless with consumer PII.”