bad passwords


No Simple Fix for Password Reuse

The result of the recent LinkedIn, Tumblr and Myspace breaches will be a virtual crime wave as hackers take stolen credentials and unlock other accounts across the web, say experts.


Microsoft released data collected from an FTP-server
honeypot, showing that attempts to guess passwords continue to focus on
the low-hanging fruit: passwords with an average length of eight
characters, with “password” and “123456” being the most common. Read the full article. [Security Focus]

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