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Gawker Hack Exposes Bad Security Habits

by Neal O'Farrell on December 31st, 2010

In case you hadn’t heard, mega media site Gawker was recently the victim of hackers who stole and exposed more than 1.3 million user accounts and passwords. The security community wasted no time analyzing this sensitive data (now very public) for patterns about Gawker user security habits and choices—the results were not surprising.

Security experts used a free and popular password cracking tool called John the Ripper to analyze more than 400,000 exposed passwords. Read more.

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