Just before the holiday weekend, as their final act of defiance in 2011, AntiSec supporters published nearly a million records taken during the Christmas Eve attack on Strategic Forecasting Inc. The Tech Herald has examined the list of 860,160 passwords hashes that were leaked, and the results of our tests were both expected and pitiful.
We’re sorry to report that the state of password management and creation is still living in the Dark Ages.
The first half of the report describes their methodology, and the latter half describes the passwords they’ve cracked.
Do your employees or customers use passwords like these? How do you know?