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At first I was kind of amused by the stupid people using 123456 but the more I thought about it, the more this really is the way to go for utterly worthless sites like lh, gawker, and other sites where someone impersonating me can really have no important effect - if EVERYONE on gawker has treated the sites and comments as more or less worthless, no one would care about this breach, because we all always use 123456 or something equally 'stupid' that we would never use for something actually important like a site where I purchase something. I'm changing all my passwords on these sites to that !@#$%^ which is just shift+'drag finger across 1-6' and also looks a little like I'm giving them the finger. So not only does this put all these sites on notice - our passwords are this way because you've shown your ability to keep my passwords and your ability to lie about how safe they are (head of gawker posted that the encryption they used was 100% unbreakable) are at odds. Pretty soon there will be a new exploit, because gawker will require your password to be unique from others. See where that's going?...
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2010 on The Dirty Truth About Web Passwords at Coding Horror
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Dec 16, 2010