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  • 1. Strong Passwords Dan Tervo, September 18, 2012 1 of 13
  • 2. What Do These Websites Have in Common? They have all had their password databases Hacked! 221 N Highway 27, Suite E www.TervoSystems.com Clermont, FL 34711 contact@TervoSystems.com 2 of 13 Phone (352) 432-TECH (8324) Facebook.com/TervoSystems Twitter.com/TervoSystems
  • 3. Case Study – RockYou.com 14 Million Passwords CrackedIn 2009, the music site RockYou.com washacked and all 14 million passwords usedby its members were posted online.Data security experts were able toexamine the data and found some keytrends. Hackers around the world werealso able to examine these trends andmodified their cracking software to takeadvantage of the data. By putting these 14 million passwords into the public domain, it allowed hackers to almost instantaneously crack the weakest passwords. 221 N Highway 27, Suite E www.TervoSystems.com Clermont, FL 34711 contact@TervoSystems.com 3 of 13 Phone (352) 432-TECH (8324) Facebook.com/TervoSystems Twitter.com/TervoSystems
  • 4. Top 20 Passwords 1. password 11.letmein 2. 123456 12.monkey 3. 12345678 13.696969 4. 1234 14.abc123 5. qwerty 15.mustang 6. 12345 16.michael 7. dragon 17.shadow 8. --CENSORED— 18.master 9. baseball 19.jennifer 10.football 20.111111 221 N Highway 27, Suite E www.TervoSystems.com Clermont, FL 34711 contact@TervoSystems.com 4 of 13 Phone (352) 432-TECH (8324) Facebook.com/TervoSystems Twitter.com/TervoSystems
  • 5. What Was Learned• 9.8% of users have the passwords password, 123456 or 12345678• 14% have a password from the top 10 passwords• 40% have a password from the top 100 passwords• 79% have a password from the top 500 passwords• 91% have a password from the top 1,000 passwords• 98.8% have a password from the top 10,000 passwords 221 N Highway 27, Suite E www.TervoSystems.com Clermont, FL 34711 contact@TervoSystems.com 5 of 13 Phone (352) 432-TECH (8324) Facebook.com/TervoSystems Twitter.com/TervoSystems
  • 6. The Average Web User The average web user has 25 password-protected accounts and has 6.5 passwords 221 N Highway 27, Suite E www.TervoSystems.com Clermont, FL 34711 contact@TervoSystems.com 6 of 13 Phone (352) 432-TECH (8324) Facebook.com/TervoSystems Twitter.com/TervoSystems
  • 7. How to Protect Yourself Do not use obvious passwords. 221 N Highway 27, Suite E www.TervoSystems.com Clermont, FL 34711 contact@TervoSystems.com 7 of 13 Phone (352) 432-TECH (8324) Facebook.com/TervoSystems Twitter.com/TervoSystems
  • 8. How to Protect Yourself Use a separate password for each account. Or use levels: High security – Bank, Financial, etc. Medium Security – Email, Social MediaLow Risk – Membership Sites, Subscriptions, etc. 221 N Highway 27, Suite E www.TervoSystems.com Clermont, FL 34711 contact@TervoSystems.com 8 of 13 Phone (352) 432-TECH (8324) Facebook.com/TervoSystems Twitter.com/TervoSystems
  • 9. How to Protect Yourself Use password management software. Examples: Lastpass.com Roboforms.com KeePass.info Kaspersky Password Manager 221 N Highway 27, Suite E www.TervoSystems.com Clermont, FL 34711 contact@TervoSystems.com 9 of 13 Phone (352) 432-TECH (8324) Facebook.com/TervoSystems Twitter.com/TervoSystems
  • 10. How to Protect Yourself Use PassPhrases Examples: Hannah was born 2004 The end is near 2012 B@nkFIRST Rocks! 221 N Highway 27, Suite E www.TervoSystems.com Clermont, FL 34711 contact@TervoSystems.com 10 of 13 Phone (352) 432-TECH (8324) Facebook.com/TervoSystems Twitter.com/TervoSystems
  • 11. How to Protect Yourself Test Your Password/Passphrase http://howsecureismypassword.net/ 221 N Highway 27, Suite E www.TervoSystems.com Clermont, FL 34711 contact@TervoSystems.com 11 of 13 Phone (352) 432-TECH (8324) Facebook.com/TervoSystems Twitter.com/TervoSystems
  • 12. Some Examples How long would it take a standard desktop PC to crack your password with a brute-force attack?Password Time to CrackPassword InstantlyP@ssword A DayP@ssword12 58 YearsB@nkFIRST Rocks! 70 trillion years 221 N Highway 27, Suite E www.TervoSystems.com Clermont, FL 34711 contact@TervoSystems.com 12 of 13 Phone (352) 432-TECH (8324) Facebook.com/TervoSystems Twitter.com/TervoSystems
  • 13. Contact Website TervoSystems.com E-Mail contact@TervoSystems.com Facebook facebook.com/TervoSystems Address Twitter 221 N Highway 27, Suite E twitter.com/TervoSystems Clermont, FL 34711 YouTube Phone Youtube.com/TervoSystems (352) 432-TECH (8324) 221 N Highway 27, Suite E www.TervoSystems.com Clermont, FL 34711 contact@TervoSystems.com 13 of 13 Phone (352) 432-TECH (8324) Facebook.com/TervoSystems Twitter.com/TervoSystems
  • 14. Thanks For Listening Dan Tervo, September 18, 2012 14 of 13