Hackers struck again this week. CNN.com reported that this time, they posted 400,000 Yahoo user's passwords to a webpage as a "warning" to Yahoo, Inc. to close up security holes in their web servers.
The hack revealed a frightening fact; many of the passwords were embarrassingly weak. Sequential lists of numbers, like "12345" were used as passwords 2,295 times and the generic, "password", 780 times. If you are a Yahoo user, change your password immediately.
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