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How to Enforce Strong Password Policies in MDaemon

By Brad Wyro

These days, hackers are gaining access to increasingly sophisticated tools to steal your usernames and passwords, and they know that people continue to use weak passwords for banking, utilities, and much more. In fact, even in 2024, did you know the word “password” is still among the top ten most common passwords?

Here are the top ten most common passwords, according to a recent study.

  1. 123456
  2. 123456789
  3. qwerty
  4. password
  5. 12345
  6. qwerty123
  7. 1q2w3e
  8. 12345678
  9. 111111
  10. 1234567890

As a business, your email is one of the most popular attack vectors for cybercriminals, and hackers can easily compromise accounts with weak passwords.

If you’re using MDaemon, you can set strong password policies to help ensure your users aren’t so easily hacked. MDaemon includes password length and complexity settings, as well as a “bad passwords” file, which includes a list of passwords that cannot be used by MDaemon users. If you’re an MDaemon administrator, I strongly recommend adding the above list of passwords to your prohibited passwords list.

To learn more, watch our tutorial video on how to configure password settings in MDaemon.


Tags: Email How To, Email Security

Brad Wyro

Written by Brad Wyro

Brad has worked in technical and marketing roles at MDaemon Technologies, where he contributes as Content Marketing Manager. Brad balances technical and creative information to develop easy to understand videos and content to educate prospects and customers.


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