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Windows 7: ZDnet the most used passwords -- is yours one of them

07 Jul 2012   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
ZDnet the most used passwords -- is yours one of them

Hi there


25 most-used passwords revealed: Is yours one of them? | ZDNet

cheers
jimbo


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08 Jul 2012   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

None of mine is there!!

But I know a production web server that has one of those in its database............. Those ITs never learn
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08 Jul 2012   #3
Trucidation

 

*raises hand excitedly* "Sir, sir, I got 13/25, do I pass? Do I pass??"

Ahem. Wow, the combination of the first few numbers occurs repeatedly. That's disheartening. On the other hand, all of the words are common english words or names, sure makes me glad I use multilingual passphrases.
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08 Jul 2012   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Mine arn't there not even close.
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09 Jul 2012   #5
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Not even close.

Use a mismash of uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and symbols to get the best out of passwords..... 15+ characters are also a bonus if allowed by the program/system...
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09 Jul 2012   #6
Shamone

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

I'm not there, gateway to trouble using common words
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09 Jul 2012   #7
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wonder how Eset extracted those passwords?
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09 Jul 2012   #8
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F5ing View Post
Wonder how Eset extracted those passwords?
They've got white-hat hackers on their payroll, like every other major agency in the world. That's how.
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09 Jul 2012   #9
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F5ing View Post
Wonder how Eset extracted those passwords?
They've got white-hat hackers on their payroll, like every other major agency in the world. That's how.
Yeah, I guess in trying to see how malicious software does its work discovering passwords from hashes or whatever could be considered a part of their job duties. I just figured they would find more benign targets to do their testing and confirmation of success.

Then again I guess the only way to assure the widest array of setups/configurations they would have to target the outside world.
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