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5 Ways To Avoid A New York Times-Style Website Attack

A hacktivist group targeted the underlying domain name system infrastructure, but they used standard hacking techniques to carry out the attack, said experts. Basic security measures could have avoided the disruption.

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Password Management

Sensitive systems and underlying processes that could have a major impact on business continuity if they were breached should be protected by strong authentication measures, say security experts. Consider implementing two-factor or multifactor authentication for employees who have access to those resources.

A best practice advocated by security experts is to force employees to change their system passwords quarterly. A password should contain at least eight characters and contain a mixture of upper-case and lower-case letters, numbers and special characters. Avoid names and dictionary words.

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