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  1. Islander

    Islander Contributing Member Contributor

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    "What LulzSec logins reveal about bookworms"

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Islander, Jun 17, 2011.

    PC Pro has an article about a recent attack against websites (among them a site for writers) where usernames and passwords were stolen.

    If you feel inspired to change your password to something harder, a good tip is to use a short sentence with unusual words (like "sphinxes are intrepid"), if the site allows it. It's generally safer than using a short string of random characters.
     
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    Just adding an article I've read before on horrible passwords. As you see there's some of the same passwords as mentioned above and there's also some very similar ones:

    Top 500 worst passwords

    I'm not sure I like what LulzSec is doing but at least they're giving people a wake up call on password protection.
     
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    The way I figure it. If someone were to get my pw, they would probably get access to everything. I am just to damn lazy to make unique passwords for everything. Luckily the pw itself is rather obscure in the first place.

    But people are still using those kinds of passwords? I mean. Damn we live in 2011.

    But then I guess I am the last to lecture someone on this.
     
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    I'm the same way, I've got the same couple of passwords that I use for everything.

    Except on my school website, because if you use anything that resembles and actual word, it says "based on a dictionary word" and rejects it.
     
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    Wow some people have really terrible passwords :S I laughed so hard at the most used password.
     

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