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==Abstract==
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Using an empty string as a password is insecure.
  
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
Empty string password makes the authentication as weak as the user names, which are normally public or guessable. This make a brute-force attack against the login interface much easier.
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It is never appropriate to use an empty string as a password. It is too easy to guess. Empty string password makes the authentication as weak as the user names, which are normally public or guessable. This make a brute-force attack against the login interface much easier.
  
 
==Examples ==
 
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==Related Countermeasures==
 
==Related Countermeasures==
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Revision as of 13:34, 21 July 2006

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Abstract

Using an empty string as a password is insecure.

Description

It is never appropriate to use an empty string as a password. It is too easy to guess. Empty string password makes the authentication as weak as the user names, which are normally public or guessable. This make a brute-force attack against the login interface much easier.

Examples

Related Threats

Attackers try to obtain a log in account of the application.

Related Attacks

Related Vulnerabilities

Related Countermeasures

Categories