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Leroy
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Since: 7.2.02

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#1 Posted on | 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.
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#2 Posted on
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
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.96
    Originally posted by Leroy
    • the top 25 passwords were: (...) michael, buster, (...) george
Coincidence or not, I think this is really awesome.
hansen9j
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.59
    Originally posted by carnage
    I guess everyone loves Seinfeld too.
Check out "bosco" in there too. Awesome.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
Incredible that people still use "password" even after Hackers warned us not to.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.45
    Originally posted by Leroy
    the top 25 passwords were: ... 9452

Wha? What am I missing here?

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