MySpace Passwords Aren't So Dumb


How good are the passwords people are choosing to protect their computers and online accounts?

It's a hard question to answer because data is scarce. But recently, a colleague sent me some spoils from a MySpace phishing attack: 34,000 actual user names and passwords.

The attack was pretty basic. The attackers created a fake MySpace login page, and collected login information when users thought they were accessing their own account on the site. The data was forwarded to various compromised web servers, where the attackers would harvest it later. Wired News: MySpace Passwords Aren't So Dumb

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 14th December 2006 11:54PM