'123456' most popular among Gawker Me...

'123456' most popular among Gawker Media hacked passwords

There are 7 comments on the www.examiner.com story from Dec 14, 2010, titled '123456' most popular among Gawker Media hacked passwords. In it, www.examiner.com reports that:

The massive hack of Gawker Media's commenter database shows that the more things change, the more they remain them same. Despite warnings about strong passwords, end users continue to use the simplest passwords possible.

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rebecca in conyers

“Always consider the dragon ...”

Since: Apr 09

If you live near her.

#1 Dec 14, 2010
That's a pretty dumb password alright.

Since: Aug 09

Annapolis, MD

#2 Dec 14, 2010
If the account names and passwords were actually hacked, that is, stolen, then it doesn't matter whether the passwords were strong or not....

I think we could use some ant colony level intelligence on this one.

For example, my password at all my news discussion sites is, "Police+gave&baby4to_ stranger-DONUTS!" They can't guess that one in a million years! But they could possibly hack into the site(s) and steal it....

“IT'S a Scream!”

Since: Oct 09

Rville

#3 Dec 14, 2010
rebecca in conyers wrote:
That's a pretty dumb password alright.
It is.......Just spent the day changing all of mine...hopefully it'll ALL be OKAY....SHEEZE!!!!!

“Ave Satanas”

Since: Dec 06

Bratislava, Slovakia

#4 Dec 15, 2010
Passwords should consist of capital and lower case letters with a mix of numbers.
Make Sense Please

El Paso, TX

#5 Dec 15, 2010
Does anybody else watch Spaceballs anymore???
Oliver ClothesOff

United States

#6 Dec 15, 2010
@Make Sense... Exactly what I thought as well... That's the kind of combination an idiot would have on his luggage!
Make Sense Please

El Paso, TX

#7 Dec 15, 2010
Oliver ClothesOff wrote:
@Make Sense... Exactly what I thought as well... That's the kind of combination an idiot would have on his luggage!
Hey,Hey don't tell the TSA!!

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