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The Case For Lousy Passwords

December 16th, 2010 12:44 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

itwbennett writes “Since the Gawker and McDonald’s hack attacks, the web has been overrun with admonishments for using weak passwords. But weak passwords have their place too, says blogger Peter Smith. Like, for example, on Gawker, where he really doesn’t care if it gets cracked. ‘Life is too short to be worrying about 24 character passwords for trivial sites,’ says Smith. And, to put things in perspective, your good passwords are pretty weak too. In a 2007 Coding Horror article, Jeff Atwood points out that the password “Fgpyyih804423″ was cracked in 160 seconds by the Ophcrack cracker.”

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