About two months ago, the massive Gawker Media hack was a wake up call for many web denizens on the importance of proper password security. Data analysed by the Wall Street Journal revealed the three most popular passwords recovered from the hack were downright idiotic—123456, password, and 12345678.
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When entering any of the three weak passwords from above, the top came off…
A couple more numbers, and the jeans came off…
And to get (almost) the whole shebang, a whole slew of characters and numbers were necessary:
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