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M. J. HaberPrivileged Attack Vectorshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5914-6_3

3. Credentials

Morey J. Haber1 
Heathrow, FL, USA

In practice, credentials are the evidence of authority to rights, entitlements, privileges, or similar permissions. They are usually presented in written or typed form like an account name and password, and only those accounts, applications, services, scripts, and the like with properly validated credentials are permitted to proceed.

Shared Credentials

One of the cardinal rules in cybersecurity is never to share your password (credentials) with anyone. Whether it is a colleague or contractor, there are no sound use cases when it should be done, ever! That said, many employees continue to share passwords ...

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