Passwords still widely used, despite known weaknesses

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Nearly a third (29%) of organizations in Europe and the Middle East still see usernames and passwords as one of the most effective means to protect access to their IT infrastructure, two years after the inventor of the complex static password admitted they don’t work, according to Thales.

In fact, 67% of respondents indicate that their organizations plan to expand its use of usernames and passwords in the future. This continued reliance on outdated security comes despite IT leaders revealing it is increasingly easier (48%) to sell the need for security to their boards compared to last year (29%).

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