Passwords and Phishing is stated as: The Phishing is the attempt to get sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and your card details, often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
In 2018, corporate password policies will become more and more strict. We know that passwords can be stolen. However, stolen passwords are one of the most common steps that attackers use to hijack email accounts, steal identities and more. Recent breaches showed how easily cyber criminals can attack and acquire credentials and access sensitive data.
In order to avoid password breach organization need multi-factor authentication and dynamic identity management. These both have some advance capabilities which will identify suspicious logins across organization and rectify/correct them before a breach occurs. As an example, if an employee’s credentials are used to log in from multiple locations in an very small period of time, the advance solution can automatically send alert to IT staff or concerned person and enforce step-up, multi-factor authentication in real time.
By enabling 2-factor authentication, your most sensitive accounts (e.g. email, banking, social media, etc.) is a good way to prevent account compromise but that does not guarantee that your passwords will never get compromised. However, the best part is if the attacker might have gotten your credentials, but can’t get in without the second factor, which is usually delivered through other means – via SMS, a mobile app, or a hardware authenticator.
The security measures continue increasing towards cyber criminals due to which basic email phishing has reached to end and If you are computer literate or computer savvy, you can easily identify signs of traditional phishing emails (fake websites and typos) and are rarely deceived. In 2018, phishing schemes will going to much more sophisticated. Phishing attack comes to next level here cyber criminals will increasingly make use of techniques that are incredibly well disguised. Like the Google Docs phishing attacks of 2017, these new tricks will hack or spoof their source in order to steal credentials and your sensitive corporate data. This is the future of phishing.