BAD PASSWORD: it is too simplistic/systematic

 

BAD PASSWORD: it is too simplistic/systematic.

 

   Have you ever get BAD PASSWORD: it is too simplistic/systematic message when you try to change password on your Linux system using passwd command.  The command example below show the example of BAD PASSWORD: it is too simplistic/systematic message and the step need to be taken to make sure that the message did not appear again.  

 

BAD PASSWORD

 

Issue the passwd command to change your current password, key in your current password... then to change to new password, just key in '123456' as our new password...

you may get error that look like on the command example below... this is because the password that we key in... even thou its 6 character long... but it still too simple to guess and systematic because it just an keyboard sequence...

BAD PASSWORD: it is too simplistic/systematic

[linux@fedora11 ~]$ passwd

Changing password for user linux.

Changing password for linux.

(current) UNIX password:   <-- type in your current password and hit 'Enter' key

New password:   <-- type in '123456' as password and hit 'Enter' key

Retype new password:   <-- Retype '123456' again and hit 'Enter' key

BAD PASSWORD: it is too simplistic/systematic

BAD PASSWORD: it is too simplistic/systematic

BAD PASSWORD: it is too simplistic/systematic

Password:

passwd: Have exhausted maximum number of retries for service

[linux@fedora11 ~]$

 

BAD PASSWORD Solution

 

Now try use fedora keyword that become 'f33d00r44' as our new password... the BAD PASSWORD: it is too simplistic/systematic message should be gone.. note: the password example here just an example... make sure you create strong password (your own strong password.. not f33d00r44 :-) and easy to remember as shown on example here...

Change BAD PASSWORD Solution

[linux@fedora11 ~]$ passwd

Changing password for user linux.

Changing password for linux.

(current) UNIX password:   <-- type in your current password and hit 'Enter' key

New password:   <-- type in 'f33d00r44' as password and hit 'Enter' key

Retype new password:   <-- Retype 'f33d00r44' again and hit 'Enter' key

passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.

[linux@fedora11 ~]$

 

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