Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pain in the ass

Changing passwords is little bit of a pain in the ass. Having many accounts with different passwords is even more painful. To avoid people from cracking the password we have many different passwords that bother the absurd. It appears that most people reuse the same passwords over and over, and often choose easy to remember, insecure phrases. These are ‘Lazy Passwords’ that are open to hacking attacks and unauthorized intrusions. System administrators always suggest using passwords that contain a mix of both numbers and alphabets; at least a capital and the use of a symbol. Here is something which is easy for the fingers but not a very good example: Qwerty8*
Many people have their favorite passwords, and a fear of not being able to remember the new ones. Are you going to change your password after seeing the list of top ten most commonly used passwords?