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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..."

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