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US government also uses 'Password' for password

US government also uses 'Password' for password
Posted Tuesday, February 4th 2014 @ 1pm  by John Johnson, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Yes, ordinary and lazy humans often use "password" as a computer password, but a new report complains that the same thing applies to sensitive government agencies, reports Mashable. The Senatecybersecurity report finds that agencies ranging from Homeland Security to the IRS use weak security measures that leave their data vulnerable to hackers. The report makes note of the use of "password," but it cites other head-scratchers common within the federal system such as expired virus protection and security patches in need of updates.

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