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The password combination root/123456 is bad, but how bad?

Hello folks.My dear friend Leon tweeted that it took few minutes for his kippo install to get it's first catch.I knew that if you go online with SSH password 123456 you will eventually get hacked but i was curious about how soon would that be.So i ran a little experiment for the sole purpose of documenting that, and i repeated it on 6 fresh VPS installs in 6 different areas.Without further ado here are the…See More
Mar 16, 2014
Mohab Ali commented on d3tm4r's blog post Information Security Podcast List
"Great list indeed.For me i didn't actually listen to Risky business, but i will!And Security Justice would be #4 although their podcast is not weekly ;("
Jun 2, 2011
Mohab Ali replied to Jayson E. Street's discussion Poetry Slam
"I promise i won't flame!"
Mar 4, 2011
Mohab Ali commented on Leon van der Eijk's blog post Closing the loop
"Great article, i love it.   Honeypots are not designed to protect, it's designed to fail and get attacked, YOUR actions are the ones that gonna protect the system.   Using the malware samples the honeypot collected to generate a…"
Feb 22, 2011
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The password combination root/123456 is bad, but how bad?

Hello folks.



My dear friend Leon tweeted that it took few minutes for his kippo install to get it's first catch.

I knew that if you go online with SSH password 123456 you will eventually get hacked but i was curious about how soon would that be.



So i ran a little experiment for the sole purpose of documenting that, and i repeated it on 6 fresh VPS installs in 6 different…

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