August 02, 2016
Date: August 1 , 2016
Conference Title: Passwords16
Where: Las Vegas, United States
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A hacker conference that’s all about passwords, PIN codes, and digital authentication.
Passwords are the most prevalent form of authentication in the digital age, and are the first line of defense against unauthorized access in most systems. Even if you are using some other form of authentication for a particular service, there’s still a password in the chain somewhere — it all comes back to relying on something somewhere being password-protected.
But after 50 years of computing evolution, 123456 and password still top the list of most frequently used passwords. And nearly a half billion passwords have been compromised over the last five years alone, including breaches from companies such as Adobe, Twitter, Forbes, LinkedIn, Yahoo, and LivingSocial. Clearly, we have a systemic problem with password authentication – and it’s not going away any time soon.