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Passwords Will Prevail

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No more blaming users for reusing passwords, no more worries about stolen credentials. Protect your applications and websites against automated cyber attacks. Adopt Rainbow Secure Platform and give users peace of mind. Achieve Balanced Security friction with Rainbow Secure.

There is a growing adoption of multi-factor authentication (MFA) and passwordless authentication options, including innovative ways to implement such solutions.

Passwords are still the first authenticator in MFA and the core line of defense.

The strength of a password is critical, beyond
meeting NIST 800 63b requirements. The strength of a password is determined by factors such as

  • Length
  • Using a mix of characters (letters, numbers, special characters)
  • … Anything that makes it difficult for someone other than the user / creator to guess
  • At a high level, many possible ways for a password to be cracked rely on a bad actor’s ability to guess the password of an authorized user of a system. Such techniques include:

  • Brute Force Attack: Trying various character combinations until finding the right one
  • Dictionary Attack: A file containing dictionary-defined words that people tend to use in the passwords they set
  • Rainbow Table: A table containing hashes of all possible password combinations for any given hashing algorithm
  • Password Spraying: Using a few known passwords to apply brute force guessing methods to log into users’ accounts
  • Credential stuffing: Guessing, based on an shared database of known user credentials, aggregated over time
  • However, the ability to go beyond the security limitations of guessable characters, is an innovative solution to the password-cracking problem.

    Rainbow Password provides just that by enabling users to add color and font style choices to their passwords. Just having a 4 character rainbow password protects user logins with a 40-60 character equivalent password strength without current limitations.

    No more blaming users for reusing passwords, no more worries about stolen credentials.

    Protect your applications and websites against automated cyber attacks.

    Adopt Rainbow Secure Platform and give users peace of mind.

    Achieve Balanced Security friction with Rainbow Secure.

    Book a demo or chat with the Rainbow Secure team.