Monthly Archives: January 2010

20 Common Passwords

The following list is the result of an attack on RockYou.com whereby a hacker managed to obtain all the account details of 32M users.

Rank Password Number of Users with Password
1 123456 290731
2 12345 79078
3 123456789 76790
4 Password 61958
5 iloveyou 51622
6 princess 35231
7 rockyou 22588
8 1234567 21726
9 12345678 20553
10 abc123 17542
11 Nicole 17168
12 Daniel 16409
13 babygirl 16094
14 monkey 15294
15 Jessica 15162
16 Lovely 14950
17 michael 14898
18 Ashley 14329
19 654321 13984
20 Qwerty 13856

What is the most popular password?

Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Released

Time to move on to Mozilla Firefox 3.6.

Some of the new features include:

  • Changes were made that prevent other programs from adding their own toolbar to Firefox without your permission.
  • Firefox 3.6 will alert you about out of date and insecure plugins.
  • Private browsing also removes TEMP files

Release Notes

Internet Exploer Update Released KB978207

Microsoft has released out of it’s standard cycle a patch to fix the much publicise flaw in Internet Explorer. If you are a person who insists on using Internet Explorer then it’s critically important that you patch your system. This vulnerability effects Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 6 SP1, 7, and 8 running on Windows 2000 SP4; Windows XP SP2 and SP3; Windows Server 2003 SP2; Windows Vista Gold, SP1, and SP2; Windows Server 2008 Gold, SP2, and R2; and Windows 7.

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2010

This months updates unfortunately don’t fix the current IIS file extension issue.

  • Vulnerability in the Embedded OpenType Font Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution (972270)

Microsoft is also recommending (KB979267Cached Copy) that Windows XP users uninstall Flash 6.

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2010