Lame Password behind Twitter Hack

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maxwellD

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Dresh

Why does this not surprise me, it's ubeleivable what people use for thier passwords.  On a second note who the hell uses twitter anyway?  there's more important things to be doing with your time/life other than posting WTF your up to all the time...  sheesh.

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The Relic

Unbelievable...reminds me of the retailer I used to work for (now closed); they set up a login/password system on their computer that has the sales/inventory records. I was not given either (oversight, since they knew I needed unfettered access to those records to do my job). Well, the boss was late, and the store needed to open and be ready to receive inventory, so I mention this to HR. No, she didn't have it either.

So I sat down, and within two tries, I had the computer logged on and happily doing my job. The login? Her title (mgr) and the password? The store's designation (st101). Again, revealing the login/password is not a problem since, not only is the company no longer around, my actual store is now a grassy lot, having been torn down earlier last year. But yeah, one thing I can count on is that a company will have at least one clueless manager.

And no, she didn't care about how easy it was when we told her how easy it was to crack. Didn't even change the password ^_^.

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neo1piv14

Wow, for an internet company, that's just inexcusable. Where I work, our passwords get audited on a monthly basis with dictionary brute force attacks to see if they can be broken that easily. What would be wrong with say...making users have numbers, different cases, and special characters? 

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Azruelli

I like twitter, but I really think it's foolish to not enforce a semi-protective password. 

Also, Lol@cnn reporter high on crack. 

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Dunimas

Twitter should higher smarter employees or at least enforce a password policy that requires letters and numbers in order to protect itself. You'd think an web-based company would have that under control.

::.Dunimas.::

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Velcrow

Not sure 'smarter' employees is the right way to put it. There are plenty of naive or technologically ignorant people out there. I blame the company. There should be a strict password enforcement. Employee's are always a security liability, the company has to set the right foundation to ensure proper security is maintained.

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gsxrmike04

gotta love it rick sanchez cnn high on crack lmao

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