from the keeping-them-straight-does-get-tricky dept.
Barence writes "Today the hacking group LulzSec posted 62,000 hacked email usernames and passwords online. PC Pro's Darien Graham-Smith has analysed the passwords stolen — which are believed to have come from a website for writers — and found some interesting patterns. Aside from 'password' and obvious numerical patterns (i.e. '12345') the most common passwords share a literary theme: 'romance,' 'mystery,' 'shadow' and 'bookworm' are all commonly used passwords. 'Clearly, this is a back-of-an-envelope breakdown of a mixed mass of unverified data,' said Graham-Smith. 'But it gives an interesting insight into the way people choose their passwords: in this case, apparently, on a theme that reflects the nature of the site they're visiting.'"
...when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer has
been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor.
- Fred Brooks, Jr.