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'123456' & 'Password' Are The 2 Most Common Passwords, Again
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RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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1/21/2015 | 10:23:57 AM
System Administrators and Policy Configurations
I think options are the worst part of creating a password. UserID's and passwords are in nature restrictive. Restrictive to the assets and information they provide to the owner. I think responsibility of password complexity needs to shift to site and system administrators as well as any person who is responsible for password configuration policies. This restrictive nature needs to be encompassed throughout the password policy. It's a widely regarded human nature to try and take the quickest, easiest route possible. But if the easiest route possible is a complex password than the user has no other option then to be compliant and try to be secure.


Policy Configuration factors: length, alphanumeric & special character, password life, and password retention (not using the same password until a certain amount of new passwords have been derived), etc.
Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
1/21/2015 | 8:30:06 AM
Re: Blame the networking vendor amongst the other things
That's outrageuos @tompiotrowski. Thanks for pointing out that end users aren't the only one culpable in nor taking basic security best practices seriously enough.
tompiotrowski
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tompiotrowski,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/20/2015 | 11:00:40 PM
Blame the networking vendor amongst the other things
Have you ever purchased simple or complex networking device?  Switch, router, DSL gateway etc?  Cisco, D-Link, Belkin, just to name few are supplying the products with a rather "sophisticated" administrator logins:  ADMIN and PASSWORD.  Whilst the end users cannot be cleared from responsibility of keeping their accounts secure, the "examples" set by industry leaders are equally to blame.   


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