weak password

weak password

A password that is easy to detect both by humans and by computer. People often use obvious passwords such as the names of their children or their house number in order not to forget them. However, the simpler the password, the easier to detect. See strong password.
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80% of the sites Dashlane examined did not meet the minimum score of +50, and 44% received negative scores, indicating they have dangerously weak password requirements.
Having one employee use a weak password such as "Password 1" can put the whole organization at risk.
Used by 300 million people worldwide, the cloud-based Internet data storage system is now in serious threat with a weak password system that can easily be hacked without knowing the culprit.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Higher Education Board (YEuK) President GE[micro]khan Ecetinsaya has stated that the official website of the board was easily hacked a few days ago as some of the personnel working for the board still use weak password codes that can easily be guessed by hackers.
Passwords Children generally have more than one online account they access via mobile devices, and often use the same weak password across all, which is not safe.
Other infection methods include use of infected USB drives and spreading across local area networks by exploiting weak password shares.
A weak password is one easily guessed or derived, especially by someone with some knowledge about you and your habits.
Users should not make the mistake in thinking that encryption can protect them if they are using a weak password," he said.
So, while several failed log-ins represent a low threat ( somebody forgot his/her password), a greater number of failed log-ins on one or several machines within a short period of time could signal that an intruder is trying to find a computer with a weak password.
With workstations attached to both the company network and Internet, having a weak password policy is the equivalent of puffing a $2 padlock on a jewelry store's door.
If an attacker finds a weak password on your VMware vSphere Web Service, they may as well have the keys to your physical data center," said Moore.
If they have a weak password or use an email service that does not use encrypted connection portals, any personal information that you send them is at risk, so use caution when sending sensitive information via email.