In today’s connected world, passwords are absolutely everywhere. We are constantly asked to
create new passwords, whether for a Facebook account, financial management systems or a new
Whilst new accounts seldom come with a default password, many devices do ship with a generic
username and password. Despite wide awareness of the importance of password control, many
people still fail to change these default passwords.
Most users are aware that the username/password combination exists to confirm that you are who
you claim to be, and so should be kept secret. Why then, do so many people choose not to change
a combination as widely known as a default password?