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Submission + - Passwords: Root of all Evil in the Enterprise? (securityweek.com)

wiredmikey writes: According a recent study, passwords are still a problem in the enterprise, including apathy from senior management, and password related chaos from IT staff.

The results of the study, released this week, reveals a fundamental lack of IT security awareness in enterprises, particularly in the arena of password control and privileged logins. For example, 42-percent of the 300 IT professionals surveyed said that their organization share passwords and 51-percent said they needed to remember ten or more passwords for work alone.

Moreover, 50-percent of the passwords in use remain unchanged, despite password rotation being a basic security practice. This is in addition to the respondents admitting that they were aware of some users abusing shared privileges, in order to access information they shouldn't.

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