Reply to post: Re: The sad thing is that the file still works well.

Hackers rely on weak passwords when brute-forcing PoS terminals

Tom 13
Facepalm

Re: The sad thing is that the file still works well.

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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