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KnowBe4 releases weak password test tool

GRC Announcements | May 10, 2017

IT security company KnowBe4 recently announced the release of Weak Password Test (WPT), a free tool for organizations that use Active Directory. 

According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, 81 percent of hacking-related data breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords. WPT checks Active Directory for multiple types of threats related to weak passwords.

The tool can be connected to Active Directory to locally analyze for the following vulnerabilities in just a few minutes:

  • Weak passwords, including the most common passwords and dictionary passwords;
  • Duplicate passwords: passwords shared among multiple accounts;
  • Empty passwords: accounts that have blank passwords;
  • Password never expires: accounts...
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