Adobe hack highlights lousy password problem

In early October, hackers breached Adobe servers and stole data on 38 million active users (not just 2.9 as Adobe initially reported). But they also accessed data on inactive users, giving the hackers access to a whopping 130 million passwords.

As it turns out, according to one password cracker, the three most popular passwords among Adobe users, whose account details were stolen by hackers, are: “123456,” “123456789,” and “password.” Read more…


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