Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Users and Weak Passwords

Jack McKenna reporting … Depressing Analysis Of RockYou Hacked Passwords – it really is depressing!

What’s the most common password among the 32 million people who’s accounts were hacked at RockYou late last year? According to a study by Imperva (download here), it’s “123456,” followed by “12345,” “123456789″ and “Password,” in that order. “iloveyou” came in at no. 5.


Only 0.2% of users had what would be considered a strong password of eight or more characters that contains a mixture of special characters, numbers and both lower and upper case letters, says the study.


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