A question for Paul or other administrator... (on passwords)

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A question for Paul or other administrator... (on passwords)

Postby King Kool » 28 Jan 2010, 12:18

http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=5325

Apparently, the most popular password is 123456.

I remember that GameFAQs had a system that you couldn't use your username , a swear or the word "pokemon" or "password' as your password.

Does the LRR board have anything that stops people from putting in silly passwords like this. Making people put in numbers can be kinda obnoxious, but if you make your password 'password' you're just begging for trouble.
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Re: A question for Paul or other administrator... (on passwords)

Postby sdhonda » 28 Jan 2010, 12:21

Apparently, in facebooks early days, "chuck norris" could get you into anything.
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Re: A question for Paul or other administrator... (on passwords)

Postby Myrph » 28 Jan 2010, 12:42

"Chuck Norris"? Seriously? Doesn't surprise me though... Internet works like that unfortunately...
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Re: A question for Paul or other administrator... (on passwords)

Postby eth0 » 28 Jan 2010, 14:11

I visit bakabt and they posted a list of passowords users needed to change.

http://forums.bakabt.com/index.php?topic=20749.0

A userlist + these would get you into pretty much most forums with a lot of users :D
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Re: A question for Paul or other administrator... (on passwords)

Postby Myrph » 28 Jan 2010, 14:27

Okay, I think it must say something pretty profound about the demographic of that place if 'gundam' had more hits by itself than either 'sakura' 'pokemon' or 'naruto'!
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Re: A question for Paul or other administrator... (on passwords)

Postby Evil Jim » 28 Jan 2010, 15:00

123456?? Amazing! I have the same combination on my luggage!
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Re: A question for Paul or other administrator... (on passwords)

Postby AlexanderDitto » 28 Jan 2010, 18:17

Evil Jim wrote:123456?? Amazing! I have the same combination on my luggage!


That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard in my life! The kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!

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Re: A question for Paul or other administrator... (on passwords)

Postby Lorithad » 30 Jan 2010, 03:10

sdhonda wrote:Apparently, in facebooks early days, "chuck norris" could get you into anything.


I remember reading that a while ago. However, it turned out that only a facebook employee at their main office could access accounts that way.
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Re: A question for Paul or other administrator... (on passwords)

Postby WBAGNR » 30 Jan 2010, 12:52

You can get into many networks by using 'admin' or 'administrator' apparently.
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Re: A question for Paul or other administrator... (on passwords)

Postby Lorithad » 30 Jan 2010, 16:00

WBAGNR wrote:You can get into many networks by using 'admin' or 'administrator' apparently.


uh..no. Unless you're refering to logging into someone's router that you've connected to. Pretty much every single unsecured wireless network i've ever connected to, i've been able to also log into their router using the default username and password. But that's not too surprising.
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Re: A question for Paul or other administrator... (on passwords)

Postby DRog » 30 Jan 2010, 16:09

AlexanderDitto wrote:
That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard in my life! The kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!

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Note to self: Change luggage combination.
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Re: A question for Paul or other administrator... (on passwords)

Postby Elomin Sha » 30 Jan 2010, 17:31

I'm sure the passwords used in the Last Minute video are blacked from being used.
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Re: A question for Paul or other administrator... (on passwords)

Postby King Kool » 30 Jan 2010, 17:32

...maybe not.
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Re: A question for Paul or other administrator... (on passwords)

Postby Arius » 30 Jan 2010, 20:39

Quick, someone get into KK's account and screw with it!
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Re: A question for Paul or other administrator... (on passwords)

Postby TomBrend » 31 Jan 2010, 10:40

http://www.paperclipcrusades.com/?m=200902&paged=2

Relevant. Also my favorite webcomic ever. I recommend checking out the December 08 archives :)
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Re: A question for Paul or other administrator... (on passwords)

Postby Myrph » 31 Jan 2010, 11:51

That comic, made of win. Added to my list of webcomics that I follow!
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Re: A question for Paul or other administrator... (on passwords)

Postby Moobert » 01 Feb 2010, 16:15

There seems to be a few nice password checker plugins for jQuery:

http://mypocket-technologies.com/jquery/password_strength/

While not as good as server side checks, they are start to help encourage stronger passwords.

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