Interesting article about administrator (or super-user) password.

Cyber-Ark Software’s Enterprise Privileged Password Survey looked at the use of privileged or administrative passwords that exist within most computer systems or software applications.

Half of all enterprises have more administrative passwords than those attached to ordinary user accounts. And the 42 per cent of these privileged passwords are never changed, according to a survey.

Weak admin password security represents a well-understood hacker risk but many firms are failing to take the threat into account in their operations despite reports of widespread security breaches and concern over the issue.

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