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Leroy Andouille Since: 7.2.02 From: Huntington, NY Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 4 hours # 1 Posted on 17.6.11 1132.45 | Instant Rating: 6.22 An article by Troy Hunt, analyzing the compromised account information (which, apparently, is now available through BitTorrent). A brief Sony password analysis (troyhunt.com) Some real quick gems (I've only had time to glance through this): • Sony stored over 1,000,000 passwords of its customers in plaintext • only 4% of passwords had three or more character types. • less than 1% of passwords contained a non-alphanumeric character. • the top 25 passwords were: seinfeld, password, winner, 123456, purple, sweeps, contest, princess, maggie, 9452, peanut, shadow, ginger, michael, buster, sunshine, tigger, cookie, george, summer, taylor, bosco, abc123, ashley, bailey • two thirds of people with accounts at both Sony and Gawker reused their passwords. • 92% of passwords were reused across both PSN and SonyPictures. • 82% of passwords would easily fall to a basic rainbow table attack. Promote this thread!
carnage Cotto Since: 16.2.05 Since last post: 285 days Last activity: 285 days # 2 Posted on 17.6.11 1156.18 One quick note about this part: Originally posted by Leroy • 92% of passwords were reused across both PSN and SonyPictures. He does mention in the article that "this database is not directly related to PSN." The 92% of passwords that were reused were both databases realted to the sonypictures.com website. Still a good article and hopefully Sony gets it together. Also, time to change all of my passwords...I guess everyone loves Seinfeld too.
KJames199 Scrapple Moderator Since: 10.12.01 From: #yqr Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 5 hours # 3 Posted on 17.6.11 1208.04 | Instant Rating: 6.96 Coincidence or not, I think this is really awesome. Originally posted by Leroy • the top 25 passwords were: (...) michael, buster, (...) george
hansen9j Andouille Since: 7.11.02 From: Riderville, SK Since last post: 14 days Last activity: 6 hours # 4 Posted on 17.6.11 1228.37 | Instant Rating: 8.59 Check out "bosco" in there too. Awesome. Originally posted by carnage I guess everyone loves Seinfeld too. Hooch is crazy. Go Pack Go! (Champs!) Let's Go Riders!
Scottyflamingo Bratwurst Since: 23.6.10 From: Auburn, AL Since last post: 271 days Last activity: 6 hours # 5 Posted on 17.6.11 1642.12 | Instant Rating: 2.77 Incredible that people still use "password" even after Hackers warned us not to.
StingArmy Andouille Since: 3.5.03 From: Georgia bred, you can tell by my Hawk jersey Since last post: 18 days Last activity: 20 hours # 6 Posted on 17.6.11 1703.16 | Instant Rating: 5.45
Originally posted by Leroy the top 25 passwords were: ... 9452 Wha? What am I missing here? - StingArmy
This happened to me when I was using the MadCatz (off brand) memory cards. I shelled out a little extra for the actual nintendo memory cards and never had another problem.
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