[ISN] This is the worst password from the Ashley Madison hack

http://www.zdnet.com/article/these-are-the-worst-passwords-from-the-ashley-madison-hack/ By Zack Whittaker Zero Day ZDNet.com August 26, 2015 When hackers swiped an estimated 36 million accounts associated with AshleyMadison.com, a site which helps married people cheat on their partners, there was a rush to find out what had been stolen. A month after the breach was reported, hackers released the first cache of stolen data. Email addresses, credit card transactions, and more were leaked on August 18. More data, released days later, included internal emails at the website’s parent company, Avid Life Media. The tens of millions of passwords, though leaked, were hashed, meaning they were cryptographically scrambled using a feature known as bcrypt. (Many other websites that have suffered leaked data have either used weak cryptography to hash the passwords, or none at all.) Robert Graham at Errata Security said in a blog post this was a “refreshing change,” because it means users with strong passwords are “safe.” But, for weaker passwords, the same cannot be said. […]




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