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Old 01-22-2010, 04:20 PM
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Security Breach Shows High Percentage of Weak Passwords

The most commonly used password? "123456." Here's the rest of the list, courtesy of Imperva:

123456
12345
123456789
Password
iloveyou
princess
rockyou
1234567
12345678
abc123


More disturbing, said Mr. Shulman, was that about 20 percent of people on the RockYou list picked from the same, relatively small pool of 5,000 passwords.

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Old 01-22-2010, 04:25 PM
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I don't even remember mine, they are all set up to autofill on my computers and phone.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:36 PM
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there's a password that begins with P ends in S thats most of the time too short.. that's a common one too.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:42 PM
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The passwords based on the first letters of a sentence seem reasonably strong.

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At IU, where I go to college, it's a requirement for your school log on that it be a passphrase with a minimum of 4 words, each word must have at least two letters, and there must be spaces and one capital letter involved. It's a PITA.

Luckily for me I also misspelled a word which gives an extra level of security
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:34 PM
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there's a password that begins with P ends in S thats most of the time too short.. that's a common one too.
This one?

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Website: rockyou.com
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Netpickle maker of RockYou (originally named RockMySpace) creates and distributes self-expression widgets. The widgets can be used to enhance the look and feel of blogs, personal websites and personal pages on social networks such as Facebook
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At IU, where I go to college, it's a requirement for your school log on that it be a passphrase with a minimum of 4 words, each word must have at least two letters, and there must be spaces and one capital letter involved. It's a PITA.

Luckily for me I also misspelled a word which gives an extra level of security

I have worked as a PKI trusted agent for authentication and you would be amazed at how hard it is under some circumstances for people to make a strong password, so I actually made a 30 minute mandatory class for the execs after one of them got his identity stolen and we brought them all together and found out thirteen out of twenty had identical passwords for certain accounts!
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Security Breach Shows High Percentage of Weak Passwords

The most commonly used password? "123456." Here's the rest of the list, courtesy of Imperva:

123456
12345
123456789
Password
iloveyou
princess
rockyou
1234567
12345678
abc123


More disturbing, said Mr. Shulman, was that about 20 percent of people on the RockYou list picked from the same, relatively small pool of 5,000 passwords.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K95SXe3pZoY

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I have worked as a PKI trusted agent for authentication and you would be amazed at how hard it is under some circumstances for people to make a strong password, so I actually made a 30 minute mandatory class for the execs after one of them got his identity stolen and we brought them all together and found out thirteen out of twenty had identical passwords for certain accounts!

I know about 20 people with one of these two password combinations:

One two three four

Four three two one.
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Nah! Mine are pretty robust.

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All of my passwords are racial slurs, words you can't say on the radio and the number "69"

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what pisses me off is when there are more than 4 different password standards so you must save them in your browser (if its a website) or write them down- neither of which is a method I trust.

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This one?

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