Simple Network Management Protocol
One of the main problems with using SNMP v1 and v2 is the cleartext “community string”that it uses to authenticate. It is easy to sniff ansd resue. Most times, the SNMP community string is shared throughout the organization’s servers and routers, maing this authenticationproblem a serious threat to security.
CISM Review QA&E Manual 9th Edtion, S3-215