Ashley Madison Hack Analysis: People Still Use Dumb Passwords

Further analysis of the Ashley Madison hack shows us that terrible passwords are still a problem. Warning: the list of stupid passwords contains obscenities. And stupid passwords. “While plenty of aspects of Ashley Madison’s business and operations have raised eyebrows, the firm did apparently use robust and respected encryption for its user passwords. But even bcrypt-hashed passwords can be cracked if the user choses a stupid password, like, er, password. Or 123456.”

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