More Password Insights

February 22nd, 2009

Computer SecurityFrom the Neatorama article: “Analyst Robert Graham of Dark Reading, a website dealing with computer security issues, authored a fascinating report on the recent hacking of the popular website phpbb.com. The hacker published approximately 20,000 passwords from the site.” Many of the passwords were blatantly insecure, but who really cares if someone hacks your forum account? I have a standard, throw-away password for things like that. My online banking passwords, on the other hand, are much more complicated.

Link: http://www.darkreading.com/…
(via Neatorama)

2 Responses to “More Password Insights”

  1. [link]Tony Edgin Says:

    I have that same policy. A single old password for unimportant things. An a difficult base64 password for things I care about. This way sites less likely to be secure can’t leak my passwords to more secure places. Interesting to see that something like this actually happened.

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