The business world has a password problem—starting with the fact that the No. 1 computer password employed by business users is, wait for it: "Password1". Unfortunately, that's just the most cringe-worthy example of bad enterprise security cited by Trustwave in its recently released Global Security Report for 2012.

Why "Password1"? Because "it satisfies the default Microsoft Active Directory complexity setting," the IT security research firm noted. In other words, it's got a capitalized letter, a number, and the requisite number of characters to qualify under basic password security settings.


thenewgreen: That's the default password I was given when I started. I was forced to change it after 30 days but had I not been, it would likely still be the pw.

posted by forwardslash: 2416 days ago