Is Your Password among the 20 Most Popular (and Hackable)?
Jan 26, 2010, 23:34 (1 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to james
Maguire for this link. ]
"Having spoken with many security experts over the
years, I've been amazed by tales of security carelessness. One
common practice among the cubicle class: writing their password on
little sticky notes pasted to their monitor.
"But that's downright encrypted compared with the passwords
people create. Researchers from Imperva analyzed 32 million hacked
passwords from the recent breach at RockYou.com. They found the
most common password is -- drum roll, please -- "123456".
"Wow, seriously? That's as original as you can get? Just type
the first six numbers in succession?"