Tag Archive | "weak-passwords"


22 January 2014 | 3,601 views

The 25 Worst Passwords Of 2013 – “password” Is Not #1

The worst passwords of 2013 – really, more like the most common. The majority come from the massive Adobe leak, which contributed over 40 million passwords and skewed the data a fair bit pushing “photoshop” and “adobe123″ into the list. Most of them are no surprise though, we published the top 10 most common passwords [...]

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20 November 2013 | 3,155 views

Cupid Media Hack Exposes 42 Million Passwords In Plain Text

42 Million Passwords – now that’s a big number, and the worst part – they aren’t even hashed. Nope, not at all – not even badly. Apparently the intrusion took place earlier this year, in January 2013 – but there was no public announcement. The data was found on the same server where the hacked [...]

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23 October 2006 | 10,643 views

The Top 5 Causes of Data Loss

An interesting enough article, but if you work in infosec you could probably guess the topics anyway. In a key step to help businesses better understand and protect themselves against the risks of fraud, Visa USA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced the five leading causes of data breaches and offered immediate, specific prevention [...]

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24 September 2006 | 6,588 views

Most Damaging Computer Attacks Rely on Stolen Logins

A sterling case for two factor authentication if I ever saw one. The rule is use two of the 3 methods of authentication, if possible use all 3. What you have (A USB key or Token) What you are (Biometrics – Fingerprint or Iris scan) What you know (A password or passphrase) More than 8 [...]

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05 June 2006 | 51,825 views

The Top 10 Most Common Passwords

A pretty interesting article that statistically measured the frequency of passwords by taking an aggregate sample of passwords (primarily from the UK). Here are listed the most commonly occurring from the sample. 10. ‘thomas’ (0.99%) First off, at number 10, is the most common format of passwords – the name. Thomas is a perennially popular [...]

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