Passwords and botnets

Image by rob _pym on Flickr

It appears that a large botnet of about 90,000 home computers is trying to break into WordPress sites (hat-tip to @TheMacFixer) using a brute force attack. This news instantly made me login to WordPress and review my password security. My existing password was 12 characters, non dictionary, numbers and letters and symbols, uppercase and lower case. So yes, quite secure.

Selecting the new password function I found that a 50 character password generated by 1Password is acceptable to WordPress. So I saved that.

This isn’t it of course, but it looks like rhe6sham0sara3jypi1rhu2purt9thop3xupe2duki6li2rhim

Do your worst, botnets.


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