Weak passwords banned in California from 2020

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Default passwords such as “admin” and “password” will be illegal for electronics firms to use in California from 2020.

The state has passed a law that sets higher security standards for net-connected devices made or sold in the region.

It demands that each gadget be given a unique password when it is made.

Before now, easy-to-guess passwords have helped some cyber-attacks spread more quickly and cause more harm.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45757528

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