The Bright Side

[Troy Hunt:](

>Sony stored over 1,000,000 passwords of its customers in plaintext

After some analysis on the data "retrieved" from Sony by a group called LulzSec, it is (again) clear that all of us need to wake up and stop using the same passwords for multiple services. Another big takeaway from his excellent analysis is that we need to use more complicated passwords. Only 4% of passwords had 3 or more character types (lower case, upper case, numbers or everything else).

This is one of few silver linings in the Sony hack. I don't know about you, but I'm going to change the passwords on my most important online services.