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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RunSecurity Advisorto make sure there is no weak password in the system.
Run Security Advisor to make sure there is no weak password in the system.
A Citrix Local Administrator (LA) had a weak password for their account.
"People think breaches come from Russian hackers getting into their system, but 86 percent of the time it's just an employee who used the same weak password for a private and a work account," she added.
Just last week, a California family's Nest camera let a hacker take over and broadcast fake audio warnings about a missile attack, not to mention peer in on them, when they used a weak password.
There's a 30GB database of half a billion leaked passwords that web sites can use to see if a user is creating an account using a weak password that's already shown up in a breach.
If you have a weak password (like password, 1234, your birthday etc), you could still be at risk from getting hacked.
or 1 for 1, $ for S, etc.) in an otherwise weak password--if you do, it's still a weak password. According to Eric Montague, your password must have, at a minimum "eight characters, at least one number, one symbol and one capital." Too hard to remember?
Users select weak password or easily guessed passwords allows attackers get password of users and access in user account.
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.