Today is the Password Day! Yey! What a great opportunity to write about our latest improvements in securing your account and data, that involve your Labguru password.
Earlier this year we revamped our login process to meet the highest standards in the industry. The new process holds four main changes that keep your research extra secured:
1. Login was divided into two steps (first entering your email and then password), for better protection against phishing attempts and for better user experience when two-factor-authentication is enabled.
2. The account will be locked after several failed login attempts. In this case, an email will be sent with instructions on how to unlock it.
3. You will be required to change your password every three months, and you could not use your last 2 passwords.
4. Two-factor-authentication was improved and now requires connection with the Google authenticator app (find it in your mobile Play/Apple Store). When you enable 2FA in your account, you will get six one-time codes to login in case of an emergency (like losing your phone).
We also improved the sign & witness process, to allow higher research and regulation standards. Whenever an experiment is signed, witnessed or rejected, you’ll be required to re-enter you password. This also applies to protocols, SOP’s and documents.
The aim of password day is to raise awareness of the importance of our passwords in keeping our information safe. Protecting your data is our highest priority, we’ll always push forward to stand in the industry’s highest standards. Use this day wisely and change your password. If you forget to do so don’t worry, we’ll remind you in three months or so 😉
If you would like to learn more about the security of Labguru ELN, please contact us.