Increased password security saves consumers and businesses a lot of money.
Venice, California (PRWEB) September 25, 2013
Passrock just launched Passrock Protected, a free password security monitoring product for company websites that reduces user account hacking by up to 93%. Passrock Protected enables website owners to securely check their users’ passwords against Passrock’s proprietary binary blacklist of more than 83 million compromised passwords, 8 to 12 characters long. Users’ passwords never leave the company’s server, so they remain secure and controlled by the website. Changing a password that is compromised significantly reduces both the risk of account hacking and the cost to website owners. Passrock is offering Passrock Protected for free, available via secure download at https://Passrock.com/download.php.
Passrock also offers a paid-product that consists of passwords of any length with real-time updates, keeping websites fully protected against all leaked and compromised passwords. Websites can compare passwords against Passrock’s full updated database of more than 135 million compromised passwords. All of Passrock’s solutions come with a library and can be installed in approximately 15 minutes.
Account hacking and other forms of cybercrime are growing problems in the United States and around the world. According to an Associated Press Poll, 3 out of 10 people have reported being victims of account and password hacking. The Center for Strategic and International Studies estimates that hacking costs the global economy $300 billion most of which comes directly from companies bottom line.
"Increased password security saves consumers and businesses a lot of money when it comes to the cost of customer service inquiries, risk management issues, data theft and chargebacks," said Jared Adam, founder of Passrock, Inc.
Many user account hackings can be easily prevented by taking precautions with passwords and personal details. The Norton Cybercrime Report found that more than 40 percent of computer users do not use complex passwords or change their passwords frequently. However, even those who believe they are taking precautions with their passwords may be going about it the wrong way.
"We’ve all been taught to create passwords that are hard to remember, but in reality, they are still easy for computers and hackers to guess," said Adam.
Adam explains that a password’s length is one of the most important qualities when it comes to security and that password reuse can make all user accounts completely insecure.
Passrock’s new product Passrock Protected can be downloaded for free at https://Passrock.com/download.php.
Based in Venice, California, Passrock is an online cyber security solutions provider focused on protecting consumer information online and mitigating the impact of data breaches across the internet. The company has developed a suite of patent-pending products for enterprises and consumers that are designed to reduce account hacking and educate consumers on the best practices to avoid attacks.
Passrock’s team of cyber security experts have worked with the government, and adhere to the highest levels of security standards in order to protect enterprise and consumer information.