Password power rankings of Netflix, Amazon, and Google

A study by Dashlane has found that many consumer and enterprise sites fail to implement basic password security requirements.

Popular sites – including Dropbox, Netflix, Pandora, DocuSign, and Amazon – were among the culprits.

The study – conducted by Dashlane from 5-14 July – employed a methodology which consisted of the following factors:

  • Does the site require at least 8 characters in a password.
  • Does the site allow repeated numbers/letters without an alphanumeric mix. Example: “aaaaaa”.
  • Does the site provide a “password strength indicator”.
  • Does the site allow brute-force attacks – continual entry of incorrect credentials without a lockout/Captcha code requirement.
  • Does the site support 2-factor or multi-factor authentication.

The results

The tests found that the following sites scored full marks when it came to ensuring users created a strong password:

  • GoDaddy
  • QuickBooks
  • Stripe

Sites which scored poorly included:

  • Amazon
  • Dropbox
  • DocuSign
  • eBay
  • Evernote
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Netflix
  • Pandora
  • Pinterest
  • SoundCloud
  • Spotify
  • Twitter
  • Uber

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