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A Lesson In Password (In)Security

by @ 1:47 pm on October 7, 2009. Filed under Dumbasses, Internet, Technology

People, you’ve gotta be smarter than this:

A researcher who examined 10,000 Hotmail, MSN and passwords that were recently exposed online has published an analysis of the list and found that “123456″ was the most commonly used password, appearing 64 times.

Guess I better go change my password….

One Response to “A Lesson In Password (In)Security”

  1. Vance says:

    You may be surprised by the kinds of people who have stupid passwords. I used to manage networks and found that the more senior the person, the dumber the passwords in use. They saw passwords as impediments to their important work and the need to have information NOW.

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