I am currently practicing on cisco packet tracer, so I used the command " enable password 5 cisco" then I leave the global configuration mode to the user mode and try to go to privilege mode using the "enable" command, and I am prompted for a password which I set but when I type in 'cisco' as I earlier set. I keep getting bad secret message

How do I go about this or did I set the password wrong ?

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    The best practice is never use the enable password command, but instead use the enable secret command.
    – Ron Maupin
    Aug 14, 2022 at 14:12

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A type 5 encrypted password is set by enable secret 5 [encryptedpassword] - you've likely set the (unencrypted) password to "5 cisco".

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