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Report: Net users picking safer passwords

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shankar_ganesh

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|||||A sample of login information from 34,000 MySpace.com members seems to indicate that Internet users are getting better at picking more secure passwords, according to a prominent security expert.

The average password is 8 characters long and 81 percent..........|||||

Source: http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-6144312.html
 

Choto Cheeta

Rebooting
Myspace.com said:
One of the users in the sample even had a 32-character password: "1ancheste23nite41ancheste23nite4."

whats the Fu*k... they are not suppose to read our password are they... man its not legal... err... wont use Myspace again.. come on... Passwords are suppose to stay encrypted...

Myspace.com said:
The five most common passwords are: password1, abc123, myspace1, password and blink182 (a band), according to Schneier. Only 3.8 percent of passwords are a single word found in a dictionary, and another 12 percent are a word plus a final digit, two-thirds of the time that digit is 1, he wrote.

and they are reading and doing research on it... come on... !!!

i dont trust my space any more...
 

blackpearl

The Devil
saurav_cheeta said:
whats the Fu*k... they are not suppose to read our password are they... man its not legal... err... wont use Myspace again.. come on... Passwords are suppose to stay encrypted...



and they are reading and doing research on it... come on... !!!

i dont trust my space any more...

Thats bad. That means they store myspace passwords in plaintext???
Someday they are going to get hacked.
 

Sykora

I see right through you.
saurav_cheeta said:
whats the Fu*k... they are not suppose to read our password are they... man its not legal... err... wont use Myspace again.. come on... Passwords are suppose to stay encrypted...

saurav_cheeta said:
and they are reading and doing research on it... come on... !!!

blackpearl said:
Thats bad. That means they store myspace passwords in plaintext???
Someday they are going to get hacked.

Perhaps you missed...

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-6144312.html said:
One problem, though, is that all the passwords Schneier inspected were obtained through a phishing scam. Attackers created a fake MySpace login page and tricked users into thinking they had to enter their credentials to access their account on the social-networking site. Schneier obtained the list via a security industry colleague, he wrote.

Setting better passwords doesn't mean a thing if people send their passwords off to phishers.
 
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