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Salted Hash: Phishing study reveals frightening password habits

02
Aug
2016
Salted Hash: Phishing study reveals frightening password habits

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Passwords are a problem, and yet they’re the primary means of authentication used when at work or at home. Recently, Salted Hash examined 126,357 passwords for accounts compromised during Phishing attacks in 2016. What we discovered was both sad and frustrating.

The idea for this type of password study came about not too long after a vendor published a list of the “worst passwords” on the Web, which looked exactly like the list published the year before.

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