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LulzSec E-mail Hack Proves We're Lousy at Picking Passwords

PCWorld writes: Whether you think LulzSec is doing us a favor for exposing our security weaknesses or think the hacker group has gone too far, a very old lesson can be learned here: we need to create stronger passwords. New analysis of the 62,000 logins LulzSec made publicly available reveals, yet again, our seriously weak password habits.

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Shackdaddy8362255d ago (Edited 2255d ago )

Not me. I've memorized multiple 12 character passwords with 4 randomly placed numbers, 2 symbols like @#$% also placed randomly, and 6 letters(caps and regular) that, when all the letters and symbols are gone, spell out some random(but real) word.

Mostly because I use to have bad passwords for everything and one time I was hacked and the guy drained 100 bucks from my account before I caught on.

BeOneWithTheGun2255d ago (Edited 2255d ago )

Um, if Lulzsec is going to crack the whole database, steal and publish all the user names and passwords, what does it matter how strong your password is? It is still being published.

Shackdaddy8362255d ago

I was just replying to people having stupid passwords :)

zeal0us2255d ago

LulzSec E-mail Hack Proves We're Lousy at Picking Passwords

Thats the case for some of us who use simple passwords like the screen ID/Name or etc but not all of us.

But it also proves some of the sites that suppose to be protecting our information got poor security.

Sarobi2255d ago

It's a good thing i stopped using "123456" as my password

Burning_Finger2255d ago

Here's my N4G password. "crackroach"

MidnytRain2255d ago (Edited 2255d ago )

I'll BET you someone is going to try this. LOL

"and how adding '789' at the end of '123456' does NOT make a password more secure." XD

Kon2255d ago

I always use the Kaspersky password generator. And i can store them in the program so i have a different password for every thing.

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