Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Take Care of your passwords

Now that even Barack Obama had his twitter password hacked by some kids using a brute force attack using a simple dictionary, makes a lot of sense to spread the word: take good care of your passwords.

There is an interesting site called passwordmeter.com with some functions that check how strong is a password. Try using it before adopting a new password.

The site whatsmypass just published a list with the worst 500 passwords ever. Do you use any of those? :)

Here are the top 10:

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. 1234
  5. pussy
  6. 12345
  7. dragon
  8. qwerty
  9. 696969
  10. mustang
Now, what the hell is "dragon" doing amongst the top 10? Are we really that geek?

By the way, this list was compiled in a book by Mark Burnett called "Top 500 Worst Passwords Of All Time".

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