For corporate enterprises and startups alike, Google’s G Suite™ is being leveraged day in and day out by today’s organizations. It’s no secret this productivity suite is incredibly useful for promoting communication and, ultimately, efficient workflow within these enterprises. However, many who leverage the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution are wondering: what’s really the best way to change G Suite passwords on your Mac®?
Phishing for Passwords
Password management is an essential task in the IT world, involving both admins and end users alike. For example, keeping strong passwords that are long and complex helps ensure security is upheld. With G Suite, strong passwords are of the utmost importance since your email is essentially the key to your online identity.
The challenge, as well as the threat, is that G Suite passwords are often compromised by way of a technique called phishing. Heard of this before? It’s when hackers do their best to imitate the G Suite password update process, creating a look-alike email trap that can be hard to tell apart with an untrained eye. For those users that end up falling for the trick, their account is hacked, and many of their other accounts are now under high alert as well. Why? Hopefully we’re not talking about you here, but studies have shown 61% of users reuse the same or a similar password everywhere. Or, all of your online identities are tied to your G Suite account and password resets on those other services all land in your G Suite inbox, which a hacker has control over. With all of a user’s data streams federated from just one set of credentials, the implications of a breach can spill over into other realms of their online identity and workplace with dire consequences.
How to Directly Change G Suite Passwords on your Mac
For IT admins in particular, password management presents a significant area of risk they would rather avoid if at all possible. One way to do that is to leverage the system itself instead of a web portal. By directly changing G Suite passwords on a user’s Mac (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog – JumpCloud authored by George Lattimore. Read the original post at: https://jumpcloud.com/blog/g-suite/change-g-suite-password-on-mac/