How Passwords Get Compromised
Have you ever checked on your passwords and noticed a warning that they’ve been compromised? One compromised password can put all your credentials at risk, but how does this happen? Your passwords may be showing as...
Organizations should implement consistent cybersecurity practices to protect their businesses and employees. Password sharing is a common but risky practice in many workplaces that can leave companies vulnerable to a data breach.
Sharing passwords is sometimes unavoidable in the workplace, since many businesses often need multiple employees to access a single user account. In fact, 69% of employees have admitted to sharing passwords with colleagues at work, according to a study by Yubico and the Ponemon Institute.
Fortunately, Keeper offers Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), role-based access controls and secure password-sharing capabilities to provide you with a safe way to send passwords. Keep reading to learn how to share passwords safely.
The Keeper password manager offers the best way to share passwords with your team. You can safely share confidential documents, Wi-fi passwords, records, folders and files with anybody using our platform.
To securely share a password with another Keeper user, follow these steps:
That’s it! The recipient will receive an email asking them to log in to their Keeper account to accept or deny the request. This step will not be necessary if you are using a Business or Enterprise account since the organization has already set an established sharing relationship. You can edit the account sharing settings by clicking on the dropdown arrow next to the recipient’s email address.
Visit our document portal for more instructions on how to send passwords securely in Keeper. Need to share a password with someone who doesn’t have a Keeper account? Use our one-time password share feature.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a verification method where a user gains access to a network only after presenting multiple pieces of evidence to verify they are who they claim to be. Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) requires users to submit two pieces of evidence, while MFA requires users to provide at least two, and possibly more. According to Microsoft, enabling MFA can block over 99.9% of account compromise attacks.
Examples of standard authentication methods include:
Immediately after creating a new Keeper account, a prompt will appear asking you to enable 2FA. If you do not enable it at this point, you can configure it later, through your vault settings.
For business accounts, administrators can also enforce 2FA at the role level, allowing different policies to be set for different groups of users.
Our platform supports the following options (if you’re interested, see the links below):
You can also store 2FA codes directly in your Keeper vault. Add the code into the vault record, which will automatically fill in when logging in to the web vault or browser extension. You can also store and manage TOTP/MFA codes for third-party applications.
There are many advantages to using the Keeper vault to store 2FA codes. Our vault:
Sharing passwords through email, text, Slack or even a sticky note can leave your team vulnerable to attacks. Cyberattackers may intercept these messages since these communication methods aren’t secure or encrypted.
Keeper can help your team control who gets access to what. Whether it’s a password, folder or file, our sharing capabilities make it easier to share private information with teammates.
A multi-factor authentication (MFA) code is a unique code that you receive through text, email or an authenticator application to verify your account. This code is a part of the MFA process when verifying your identity to gain access to an account or network.