If Your Password Is 123456, Just Make It HackMe

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  1. mscriv macrumors 601

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    LINK

    Some people will never learn.
     
  2. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    So the combination is... one, two, three, four, five? That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard in my life! The kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!
     
  3. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Just a thought about the title of this thread.... HackMe would apparently be a better password than the most used one... ironic, eh?
     
  4. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Wait...I hadn't heard of this password theft. Does this mean that every Facebook account has been compromised?
     
  5. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    The sad part is how many of those passwords do not surprise me.

    There are easy tricks to make some pretty secure passwords and remember them. Take a phase or even words/ numbers that have meaning to you and intermix them. To any one but you it looks pretty much random.

    Hell on password hints on some sites my hints the hint is completely worthless for figuring out the password. The hint tells me which one I used or where I got the idea for it.

    For example a hint could be "blackhole" and all it has to do with a blackhole is could tell you that the password you created could of been based off the book singularity. Now that might be enough to remind you what you used to created it and then remember what it was.
     
  6. mscriv thread starter macrumors 601

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    As I understand it the passwords stolen were for the Rock You accounts nothing else. The article mentions FB and MySpace in explaining the type of business that Rock You does.
     
  7. SteveG4Cube macrumors 6502

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    They're waaay off. Everyone knows the most commonly used passwords are love, secret, sex, and god.
     
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    That is why my password is 123456 in French!

    Ha! ... oh wait. :p
     
  10. Consultant macrumors G5

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    News next week:

    An increased number of accounts are hijacked around the world -- lots of newbs called "doh!" at once.
     
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    ...why is this news....
     
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    what about if someone's social security number is 123456789?:D :p
     
  15. mscriv thread starter macrumors 601

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    Well played sir, well played indeed. :D
     
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    Curse you!! Now I have that song stuck in my head!
     
  17. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    I have password hacked a couple of fb accounts. A little tip for everyone. Dont use your AIM sn or email address without the @whatever.com part. ALso dont use anything thats on your profile at all. This is how i have gotten the info to password hack
     
  18. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    My password is actually an easy number to guess. How it's written is another matter. :D
     
  19. nullx86 macrumors 6502a

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    oh man... maybe people will pick an harder password.. I lol'd at the fact qwerty is on there...

    also, +1 for hashed and hexed passwords... never had a hacked account since :)
     
  20. Sander macrumors 6502

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    That looks reasonably safe actually, because on a non-French keyboard that would look like !@#$%^.
     
  21. glowfly macrumors member

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    i must admit my first password was "abc123" hahaha and used to frequently change the numbers lie "abc122" and stuff
     
  22. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    Would that happen to be from the movie Hackers by chance? ;)
     
  23. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Let's guess....binary?
     
  24. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    That's incredible! That's the same password as I have on my luggage!
     
  25. hazza.jockel macrumors 6502

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    At school a while back a popular PW for logging on to your computer was:
    asdfghjkl;'

    so quick to do :D
     

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