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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?"

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