Identify Weak User Passwords With KnowBe4’s Enhanced Weak Password Test

Weak Password Test KnowBe4Passwords are part of every organization’s security risk profile. Just one weak password with access to an organization’s critical systems can cause a breach, take down a network or worse. Whether we like it or not, passwords are here to stay as a form of authentication.

It’s why cybercriminals never stop looking for ways to hack into your network. If your users’ passwords can be guessed, they’ve made the bad actors’ jobs that much easier.

According to the 2023 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, poorly picked passwords continue to be one of the major sources of breaches. In fact, 81% of hacking-related breaches use either stolen or weak passwords.

Unfortunately, not all users adhere to password policies and best practices. found that the most common password pattern in 2023 is still 123456.

You need a way to easily identify those users so you can request a password update, educate them on the importance of password hygiene and further protect your organization from credential theft and account takeover.


Because not all users adhere to password policies and best practices, identifying weak passwords is crucial. This helps you understand which users are putting your organization at risk due to poor password hygiene. Addressing weak passwords reinforces your organization's security policies and encourages a culture of security awareness.

KnowBe4’s complimentary Weak Password Test (WPT) checks your Active Directory for several different types of weak password-related threats.

Weak Password Test then generates a report of users with weak passwords. In just a few short minutes, you know which of your users have easily guessable or brute-forceable passwords, allowing you to take action toward protecting your organization.

With KnowBe4’s Weak Password Test You Can:

  • Test your users passwords against an up-to-date password dictionary containing the most commonly used passwords
  • Know which of your users have easily guessable or brute-forceable passwords
  • New! Upload your own weak password dictionary for even more coverage for words specific to your organization

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