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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Earlier last year, Kaspersky Lab examined a smart home device that turned out to provide a vast attack surface for intruders, based on weak password generation algorithms and open ports.
in an otherwise weak password--if you do, it's still a weak password.
Security - Get to know the list of the administrators in your environment, users with weak password allowed and users with no password expiry.
The report goes on to say that "Unprotected smartphones and unlocked banking apps plus weak password requirements from American websites contribute to lost privacy.
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.
Putting aside the enormous reputational risk you run if data is compromised due to weak password protection, there's now a significant cost of another magnitude to face.
Other infection methods include use of infected USB drives and spreading across local area networks by exploiting weak password shares.
In the case of the hacked Twitter employee, the combination of a weak password, "happiness," and Twitter's lax security regarding repeated login attempts made it fairly simple for the hacker to gain entry.
They can sometimes be used as passwords: users can't choose a weak biometric in the same way they choose a weak password.
Having one employee use a weak password such as "Password 1" can put the whole organization at risk.
ArrayShield is poised to fortify applications just relying on weak password with powerful & affordable 2FA thus enhancing flexibility with strong security"