KnowBe4 Launches New Breached Password Test to Identify Compromised Active Passwords


(Howard) #1

(PRWEB) JUNE 26, 2018

KnowBe4, provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced that it has released a new tool called Breached Password Test (BPT) that searches nearly two billion records to identify passwords that are currently in use in a domain but have been exposed in a previous data breach.

The Breached Password Test is designed to help IT quickly isolate password security vulnerabilities and at the same time streamline the process of identifying high-risk passwords being re-used. The tool will examine passwords on accounts that are currently within any organization’s domain listed within their Active Directory.

The Breached Password Test (BPT) is easy to use and takes just a few minutes to run against an Active Directory list and see the results. Recently the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) officially recommended that user-provided passwords be checked against existing data breaches. With the BPT, IT admins can check their company’s domains and accounts as frequently as they like. With over seven million records lost or stolen every day, this can help an IT admin better manage password security within their organization."

The tool is no charge and can be downloaded from KnowBe4 at: https://www.knowbe4.com/breached-password-test.
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(Matt Parkes) #2

Just out of curiosity this wouldn’t be using Troy Hunts Pwned passwords API would it, love his work and seeing it integrated into popular browsers is very pleasing, every little helps when it comes to end user security especially in the world of passwords


(Howard) #3

Matt, I believe we use it but with significantly expanded "in house lists.

The Breached Password Test (BPT) searches nearly two billion records to identify passwords that are currently in use in a domain but have been exposed in a previous data breach. As you probably know, Troy’s cites about a half billion. Not shabby. "Pwned Passwords are half a billion real world passwords previously exposed in data breaches.