On Sunday, attackers set usernames and passwords stored in the user base of Gawker Media. Most often one of us the experience of being hacked into our lives on the web. It can be a game account information online, an email account or our own computer. The only thing that most users are unaware of state is the importance of a password. People seem to ignore what they have just put a password that comes to mind these passwords are often those who can easily remember.
The Wall Street Journal analyzed data leakage and produced a list of 50 passwords Gawker commonly used. Believe it or not, the list is in the grip safety does NOS, such as the growing number and easy to guess the words. Most people are not very wise when they take their password. The most common reason for choosing a password that is easy because it is easy to remember. You may not know but you may be using the password the most common. According to media Gawk has been hacked and password all, it put the user on the Internet for the public to see that we now know what the password is the most common.
The top 10 passwords 188,279 pirated media, gossip and famous sites, among other things, ownership of Gawker Media, which includes Gawker, Lifehacker and Jezebel, are:
It is surprising to note that more than 3,000 users have chosen “123456″ as password to connect, according to the Journal. Almost as jarring: Nearly 2,000 people attended with “password”, and over 1,000 users agreed that “12345678″ was a safe choice. The list also includes “gizmodo” (# 19), “starwars” (# 23), “f — you” (# 31), “bystander” (# 40) and “Internet” (# 50).
The hack has impacted on other websites: Twitter has been hit by a spam attack is believed to be linked to Gawker hack. According to All Things D, LinkedIn has temporarily disabled the accounts of users whose e-mail set up in the public database hacked accounts. We ask users to reset their passwords. ” Given the simplicity of some of the passwords most popular, hopefully nobody recycled these passwords for online bank accounts or e-mail.
The password hack Gawker highlighted two significant problems with passwords. First, the fact that if many users use simple passwords easy to crack, and two, too many users use the same password for multiple sites. Break one, and in many cases, you have all cracked.