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Poor choice in Passwords.
« on: October 20, 2009, 11:48:57 pm »
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/344407/Phishers_Reveal_Poor_Passwords?taxonomyId=1

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IDG News Service - It's terribly insecure, but the string of digits 1234567 is a popular password on Hotmail, according to security researcher Bogdan Calin, who analyzed 9,843 stolen Windows Live Hotmail passwords that were posted on a Web site.

Hotmail and several other Web e-mail providers were recently hit by phishing attacks that gleaned usernames and passwords.

In a blog post, Calin said the following were the most common passwords in the Hotmail collection: 123456, 123456789, alejandra, 111111, alberto, tequiero, alejandro and 12345678.

Calin said the phishing attack apparently targeted Latinos, given the popularity of Spanish phrases and names as passwords.

Choice in passwords seem to be common amongst people. I would use the metre to see if it was a strong password or not. Never use numbers alone or names alone, it is always better to use a mixture.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success. BY Norman Vincent Peale

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