Friday, January 22, 2010

Do not use easily guessed password

Technology Information security consultant often warned users not to use easily guessed passwords. That is, among other things, at least eight characters and a combination of letters and numbers. However, in reality there are many passwords are very simple and very easy to predict.

"Everyone needs to understand what impact the combination of a bad password in the era of Internet attacks increasingly automated. With modest effort, a hacker can gain access to a new account for every second or 1000 accounts every 17 minutes," said Amichai Shulman, Imperva Chief Technical Officer, analyst firm data from the U.S., reported by the Telegraph.

Imperva released 10 passwords so that the most widely used to predict the possibility of very large. Tenth password are the outcome of research into 32 million user passwords used RockYou, a social networking site recently experienced a database break-ins. The results of this study is applicable in the service RockYou. However, it may also be relevant in other services.

In December 2009, a database that contains the user profile data RockYou burglarized third parties. In fact, the following user name password is not encrypted. As a result, Rock You rush out an apology and ask the user change the password immediately to avoid irresponsible parties. (BBC)

Here's a list of 10 most common passwords are used:

1. 123456
2. 12345
3. 123456789
4. Password
5. iloveyou
6. princess
7. RockYou
8. 1234567
9. 12345678
10. ABC123

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