Also included with the program comes a random password generator that makes your password creation extremely easy.
To make users create strong passwords, and in that way improve the security of a system, it's a good idea to define the type of password that can be created. There are several ways to do this:
- make them use a password generator
- setup some guidelines like how much the password has to be long, what characters have to be used, etc.
- check the integrity of existing passwords with a cracking program and alert users with a weak password.
Many applications, that need identification in order to be used, have a default password. Although this password may be easy to remember, you should change it as soon as possible. Lists of default passwords can be found all over the net and that's probably one of the first things an attacker is going to try using. The same thing applies for any situation when a password is assigned to you, login and change it, right away.
An example of a list of default passwords can be found here.
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