Point of Sale! or Piece of Shitte!! Both definitions are interchangeable here.
New research takes a fresh perspective on the passwords hackers use while scanning the web rather than the weak login credentials users often pick. Security analysts Rapid7’s results come from a year’s worth of opportunistic credential-scanning data collected from Heisenberg, the MetaSploit firm’s public-facing network of …
Back when my wife worked in a shop, her username and password for the POS system were both the same single character. Her argument was that she was constantly having to step away from the till, and the hassle of having to type a long username and password every few minutes was too great. Which is why a lot of older POS systems, especially in the hospitality industry (i.e. down the pub), use a physical security token for fast logins.
Yes and no.
Look at the percentages on those tries. Now think about what they would have been back in 2000 and what they would have hit. Yeah, much bigger piece of the pie because back then computer security was still pretty much a joke outside of the NSA and banks. Even in 2005 one of the Jr Sys Admins where I worked use to bitterly complain that he'd take security seriously AFTER they changed the Admin DB password for all of the over the wire backup software installed for one division to something other than a blank.
Facepalm because it hurts so much to think about the fact that for all things suck now, they were even worse back then.
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