I have a Blogger who informed me he has a password of 33 characters.It beats me how he remembers it?
SplashData said it compiled the list from files containing stolen passwords posted online by hackers.
Many on the list are sequences of numbers between 1 and 6 in order, either forward or backward. Sequences of letters on the keyboard in order, such as “qwerty” and “qazwsx” were also common, as were some first names, sports and animals.
The complete Top 25 are:
Tips for strong passwords
- Make them eight characters or more, with a mix of characters, e.g., letters, numbers, symbols.
- One way to create longer, easy-to-remember passwords is to separate short words with spaces or other characters, e.g., “eat cake at 8!”
- Don’t use the same username/password combination for multiple websites.
- Use a password manager if you have trouble remembering your passwords. SplashData makes one called SplashID Safe.
Source: SplashData Inc.
In the past year, hacker collectives such as Lulz Security, also known as LulzSec, have taken responsibility for cyberattacks on websites such as Sony and Nintendo, and have posted stolen data such as usernames and passwords online that they claimed were from those sites and others, including Facebook and PayPal.
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Those who talk of Freedom must respect it.
No doubt some of the information leaked by WikiLeaks embarrassed every one , like the one on what US thinks of other countries in private.
You have prosecuted Assange on a charge which every one thinks is funny.
This banking Blockade is going to the extreme.
Has the blockade helped?
WikiLeaks releases advertisement coinciding with the six month unlawful banking blockage against it
Censorship, like everything else in the West, has been privatized.
For six months now, five major US financial institutions, VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, Western Union and the Bank of America have tried to economically strangle WikiLeaks as a result of political pressure from Washington. The attack has blocked over 90% of the non-profit organization’s donations, costing some $15M in lost revenue. The attack is entirely outside of any due process or rule of law. In fact, in the only formal review to occur, the US Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy C. Geithner found, on January 12, that there were no lawful grounds to add WikiLeaks to a financial blockade.
Sample of Wikileak .
Creativity(!) of Google knows no bounds.
Google vice president of payments Osama Bedier demonstrates how Google Wallet will work. Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP
Google’s first payments from its new “electronic wallet” system may be to the online transaction company PayPal, which claims that the company and two of its executives stole trade secrets for the project.
Unveiled on Thursday, the Google Wallet project uses a technology called Near Field Communications (NFC) to allow contactless transactions between consumers’ phones and merchants’ terminals.
But PayPal has filed suit in California following the launch in New York, alleging that Google lured away PayPal executive Osama Bedier earlier this year to obtain trade secrets that are now being used in Google’s service. The suit also names Stephanie Tilenius.
Google Copies yahoo…
I’m not sure if this is stupidity, laziness, or a mix of both, but check this out.
Back when IE7 launched, Yahoo! created a customized version and began to market it to our existing IE users. The “splash page” looked like this:…
Today it seems that Google has similar intentions. So similar, that they decided to basically copy our page and slightly Googlify it. If you look, the design, layout, and most of the text are the same!
Google copies ‘Bing,
First, it was with their sidebar on the left. Next, it was having a wallpaper on your home page. Then, it was testing full-screen results. After that, it was showing results that included social data in an incredibly similar way to Bing (in relation to the recent announcement of Bing and Facebook being in cahoots but not to be confused with Google Social Search). Now, Google appears to be rolling out visual previews (called “instant previews”) of sites such that users can see them prior to clicking through to them. Personally, I think Google’s rendition of the feature is quite nice but it lets me know that we shouldn’t be so quick to count out Bing.
Image via CrunchBase
Big changes could be afoot in the way Americans pay for stuff. Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo are introducing a new service that will let customers easily transfer money from their checking account to someone else’s, the Wall Street Journal reports. The banks are hoping the service competes with eBay’s popular PayPal service, which now handles a lot of the transactions people used to use checks for. The payments could even be made on the go from a smart phone.