Hard-coded passwords remain a key security flaw

From Juniper to Fortinet and Cisco, a lot of companies have been cited for having shipped products that contain hard-coded passcodes to market which poses security risks to the enterprise

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From Juniper to Fortinet and Cisco, a lot of companies have been cited for having shipped products that contain hard-coded passcodes, which poses security risks to the enterprise.

This common developer flaw is a widespread problem that isn’t likely to go away any time soon, said Alex McGeorge, head of threat intelligence, Immunity Inc. 

Unfortunately, hard-coded passwords are an intrinsically hard problem to solve, and McGeorge said, “There is not a great solution to it. People are getting compromised all the time. Security is a hard problem to solve.”

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