KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has launched a new, complimentary tool called the Browser Password Inspector to help better protect organizations from ransomware attacks, credential theft and account takeovers.
The issue with saving passwords in browsers is that many users are reusing the same passwords for work and personal accounts, which puts organizations at higher risk. The 2018 Global Password Security Report found that 50 percent of users have the same passwords for both personal and work accounts.
The new Browser Password Inspector inspects all available user machines on an organization's network and identifies their at-risk users by scanning and searching for passwords saved in the browser. Password Browser Inspector also checks to see if users are using known weak passwords, old passwords or using the same password across multiple sites. Browser Password Inspector then generates a detailed but secure report on the user accounts affected to show the organization's vulnerability to credential theft, account takeovers, falling victim to a data breach or a network-wide ransomware infection.
"Saving often-used passwords in a browser may seem convenient, but users should think twice before doing this because the bad guys can go after them, leaving an organization more vulnerable to cyber attacks," said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. "This new tool will help you to stop the bad guys from finding and dumping passwords that they find in employees' web browsers. IT admins can quickly identify password security vulnerabilities in Chrome, Firefox and Edge web browsers and examine browser-saved credentials of your organization's Active Directory."
For more information or to download the Browser Password Inspector, visit www.knowbe4.com/browser-password-inspector.
KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 33,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as the last line of defense.
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