Techworld: Study Shows Hackers Rely on Dumb Users
Feb 08, 2007, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd R. Weiss)
"Hackers mostly try obvious passwords, exploiting poor security,
rather than performing difficult exploits, according to a study
which left computers online with weak passwords.
"The four Linux computers were hit by some 270,000 intrusion
attempts--about one attempt every 39 seconds, during a 42-day
period, according to the study by a researcher at the University of
Maryland who wanted to see how hackers would attack them..."