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Monday, January 25, 2010
Hackability of Passwords
Over last week, we heard that the great New York Times will slowly transition to a "pay for content" model for the heaviest readers. Nevertheless, here is a article on how many people set passwords that almost beg their accounts to be compromised.
The two most popular passwords are "123456" and "12346".
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.