Filed Under: Data loss, Featured, Privacy
Too many internet users are making poor decisions when choosing their passwords.
We've spoken time and time again about the importance of choosing hard-to-- Read our board rules -, unguessable, unique passwords that (provided the website you are using looks after its databases properly) will make life very difficult for password - Read our board rules -ers.
And yet, people continue to use passwords that are - quite frankly - dumb, and then compound the problem by using the same simple password in multiple places.
Scandinavian security blogger Anders Nilsson spent a little time with the Pipal password analysing tool, running it against the 450,000 plaintext passwords snatched by hackers from Yahoo Voices.
And what he found doesn't inspire much confidence that users are getting the message about password security.