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Recently, F5 released its 2021 Credential Stuffing Report, exploring one of the most commonly-used and largely successful tools in the hackers’ arsenal. While breach volumes seem on the decline, annual credential spill incidents nearly doubled over the course of four years. According to the 2021 Credential Stuffing Report, a credential spill is “cyber-incident in which a combination of username and/or email and password pairs becomes compromised.”
The report by F5 also notes that, while industry awareness of cybersecurity best practices continue to improve, password security remains poor. Many businesses still store their password in plaintext, which proves increasingly unsecure. The median time to discover a credential spill between 2018 and 2020 was 120 days; the average time to discovery was 327 days.
These numbers don’t bode well for password security for businesses. To gain other perspectives, we consulted with a few cybersecurity experts. Here’s what they had to say:
Commentary on the F5 2021 Credential Stuffing Report:
External Link: Findings: F5 2021 Credential Stuffing Report with Commentary