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From: InfoSec News (alertsinfosecnews.org)
Date: Mon Jun 04 2012 - 03:56:07 CDT
By Chris Matyszczyk
June 2, 2012
This might make those of advanced years feel a little smug.
Which, those in their 20s who are desperate to find a job and pay off
student loans might say, the over-55s have been for at least 20 years.
This new source of smugness, however, comes from research at the
University of Cambridge. For it showed that the password strength of
Yahoo accounts belonging to the over-55s was twice that of, say, teens.
The New Scientist passes this information along and offers that the
researchers concluded that most people have weak passwords.
The computer scientist who led the research, Joseph Bonneau, was given
access to 70 million Yahoo passwords. Yes, he may have had yours, but
the data was subjected to a security technique called hashing, which
meant he couldn't get into your account and e-mail your ex with some
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