Remember the good old days, when logging into your favorite web service (Geocities, anyone?) was a simple as entering a username and password? Back when things were simpler and safer.

Today the ante has well and truly been upped and service providers, not to mention users, are in a perpetual battle to keep data safe. And, of course, the easiest way to attack data is to use someone’s login credentials — kind of analogous to a thief walking into a house where the occupants helpfully left the door unlocked for them. Recent findings showed that fully 63% of confirmed data breaches involved leveraging weak/default/stolen passwords.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.