isBuzz News: Twitter Forces Password Reset – Ironically, It’s “World Password Day!”

May 4, 2018 — The social media company released alerts that it is important for users to reset their passwords, just in case

Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData, comments on a report issued by Information Security Buzz News disclosing that in response to news this afternoon that Twitter is telling all 336 Million users to reset their passwords due to a software glitch, four security experts point out the irony that, May 3, 2018 is actually World Password Day!

It’s World Password Day – a time to help organizations move beyond the vulnerabilities of the least-reliable of all the security measures they can take, and adopt a layered defense approach incorporating highly trusted forms of authentication. Passwords are static information that can be easily reused by would-be thieves, and experts advise it’s no longer a question of “if” but of “when” an organization’s or individual’s passwords are going to be stolen… especially now that we’ve entered the age of mega-breaches.

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