10% or 81000 passwords from the Stratfor password list were cracked in five hours using a simple password cracker and desktop computer reported the Tech Herald (Report: Analysis of the Stratfor Password List by Steve Ragan - Jan 2 2012). The simple fact is that password holds the key to the vault and a strong and secure password is the foundation of a secure system. A strong password is a function of an individual’s security awareness and psyche, as it is difficult to create and remember multiple passwords.
- Used common words and phrases
- Used names of teams, words from religious text, computer phrases, and so forth
- Used common names
- Used passwords list available from previous breaches