People, you got to get better at creating passwords… These numbers just posted on Gizmodo are Staggering to me. The worst is seeing the number of people who had the same password on Sony’s Site as the passwords that got released by Gawker! That means, even after receiving an email from them, people STILL did not change their password on other sites… That is just asking for someone to steal you life and turn yours into a living hell.
Of the 37,608 released passwords, only 4% had three or more character types, with half made up of just one character type. Of that half, 90% used all lowercase. Less than 1% of all users used even a single a non-alphanumeric character. Among the accounts that made appearances in both Sony directories, 92%!! reused their password. And to hammer home the point, Hunt makes a callback to Gawker’s brush with the Hacker Kingdom to report that a full 67% of shared users used an identical password in the Gawker and Sony systems.