Keeping secrets from web spies

Tuesday, 13 February 2007, 4:02 PM EST

Picking a password is a tricky business. And the temptation is to go for something that is easy to remember like our partner's birthday, a pet's name, or a film star. The trouble is, given just a few attempts it also makes it pretty easy to crack.

"Hackers today will often use a dictionary style attack. This means they can very quickly use all of the words in the dictionary as well as common celebrity or sports names," explained McAfee security analyst Greg Day.

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