Thursday, December 29, 2011
I'll Pass On That
The FBI has come out with it's list of the most common passwords. Before I list it I'd like to tell you a couple of things.
Anonymous has posted public information about police departments and posted credit card data from several sites including SpecialForces.com & Stratfor Global Intelligence. A local chain of 'LUCKY' supermarkets found out recently they has 'skimmers' attached to the self-checkout lanes. Lucky says at least 24 Bay area stores have been affected. I have had my ATM card 'canceled' by my bank twice in the last 6 months because of unknown reasons. All the bank would tell me is my card was 'at risk'. I'm glad they saved my card from certain harm but it still left me with an uneasy feeling.
Times are changing and we are only going to see more of these types of behavior so please try not to make it easier for them to happen.
I can tell you for a fact this list is pretty good. I hope my posting it will be used by the reader for good and not evil. In the meantime CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS often and don't make em obvious, like these...