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Jan 21 2010   3:34PM GMT

Overheard – SQL injection

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

What’s the most common password among the 32 million people who’s accounts were hacked at RockYou late last year? According to a study by Imperva , it’s “123456,” followed by “12345,” “123456789¿ and “Password,” in that order. “iloveyou” came in at no. 5.


Jack McKenna, Depressing Analysis Of RockYou Hacked Passwords

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is SQL injection.   Last December the social site RockYou was notified that there was an SQL injection vulnerability in their database and although they were quick to fix it, someone had already gotten in and claimed access to sensitive data on over 1 million accounts.  I don’t know what’s worse — that there was a vulnerability, that the user passwords were so lame or (gasp) that RockYou had stored the passwords in PLAIN TEXT.  It’s still the Wild Wild West out there. Be careful.

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