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Questions tagged [credential-reuse]

Credential reuse is the practice of users to reuse the same credentials (e.g. password) for multiple systems.

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What are the differences between credential stuffing and password spraying?

Wikipedia describes credential stuffing as a type of cyberattack where stolen account credentials typically consisting of lists of usernames and/or email addresses and the corresponding ...
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Reusing passwords that can possibly never be cracked

Reusing passwords pose as a terrible risk for users because in the event of a data breach, with the passwords not being stored securely enough, this means that, by default, all other services that ...
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Can I use HashiCorp Vault to restrict access to credentials based on CIDR ranges?

This seems like a pretty simple use case, but it would depend on some pretty recently added functionality which I might not understand yet: A python script gets populated by configuration management ...
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How to cache auth credentials to speed up authentication

I'm developing some REST API that requires a HTTP basic auth to access. The APIs are written in Django, and the auth is based on Django auth middleware that is: it checks against the DB, the username ...
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Storing password or access token in standalone Java app

I have a simple Java app that use Eclipse JGit to pull remote repositories into the app to analyze and provide the user with code metric details on their projects. This app is supposed to be able to ...
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Should users be allowed to reuse/recyle the same login credentials across a network for different systems?

Should users be allowed to reuse/recycle the same login credentials across a network for different systems? Should this be disallowed/discouraged, or are the security implications minimal? If it's ...