Privileged passwords create hacking threat


Privileged passwords are more common in enterprises than previously thought, and their uncontrolled use makes organisations more vulnerable to hackers, a new study has revealed.

Privileged passwords are non-personal passwords that exist in virtually every device or software application in an enterprise, such as 'root' on a Unix server, 'administrator' on a Windows workstation, and 'cisco enable' on a Cisco device. Privileged passwords create hacking threat - vnunet.com

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