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It's 2016 and idiots still use '123456' as their password

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Easily remembered...

"Security experts warn that easy to remember passwords are increased easily guessed by potential attackers."

But as usual they fail to note than difficult to remember passwords are, in fact, difficult to remember.

"over 20 billion guesses a second against Microsoft Windows password hashes. In fact, a user that had a password in the top 25 passwords would have their password guessed by such a rig in under a second"

No shit. Presumably those top 25 passwords are the first ones tried, so a rig capable of making only 26 guesses per second would still manage that in under a second. I mean sure, a billionth of a second is indeed under a second so the statement is technically correct, but I think it rather fails at indicating the relevant scale.

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