The hidden hazards of passwords

Thursday, 25 November 2004, 12:07 AM EST

Administrators, like many of us, have the best of intentions, but the more those passwords exchange hands or remain unchanged, the greater the likelihood of a security breach. Also, because administrative passwords frequently need to be shared, there is an increased risk that they are just left lying around somewhere.

This results in administrative passwords becoming widely known and changed less frequently. Since administrative privileges are required for emergency and disaster recovery, only a reliable password management policy can guarantee that the correct passwords will be promptly available in these time-sensitive circumstances.

By Calum MacLeod at vnunet.

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