Yahoo Leak Reminds Us Again Not To Use The Same Password Everywhere

It's becoming a regular thing, the leak of thousands of passwords from sites that everyone assumed had professional, strong security measures in place. Every time it happens, like it just did at Yahoo, you can laugh at the worst and most popular passwords. But keep in mind that even those with secure passwords are now vulnerable to cross-site attacks if they used that same password elsewhere.

It is, in other words, a great time to brush up on how your passwords are stored online and how to make them stronger.

Statistics about Yahoo leak of 450.000 plain-text accounts [Säkerhetsbloggen]


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    Yahoo Leak Reminds Us Not To Use Yahoo

    It confuses me that 'ninja' is doing on that list. The minimum password length for yahoo has been 6+ for a long time.

    Yeah, I remember a couple years back when another fairly prominent but incompetent web site network let my password I had used at dozens of sites leak...

    Of course, it was the 'i don't give a shit' password, so I wasn't too perturbed, but it really didn't shine well on you guys.

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