White Paper: Consumer Password Worst Practices


In December 2009, a major vulnerability was discovered in Rockyou.com. By examining a hacker's blog, a major vulnerability was discovered that led to the breach of 32 million passwords and the hacker posted to the Internet the full list of the 32 million passwords (with no other identifiable information). The data provides a unique glimpse into the way that users select passwords and an opportunity to evaluate the true strength of these as a security mechanism. Further, never before has there been such a high volume of real-world passwords to examine. The Imperva Application Defense Center (ADC) analyzed the strength of the passwords.

Download the report and consumers as well as administrators will learn:
  • Common trends for user's passwords and what to avoid
  • How to write better password protection policies
  • How to prevent data loss from hackers