The Travelin' Librarian Books Passwords in print

Passwords in print

forgot-your-password-11-800On a certain level, I’d love to own a copy of this. I’d shelve it right next to my first edition of A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates.

In summer 2012 the social network LinkedIn.com got hacked and lost its whole user database. A few months later parts of the decrypted password list surfaced on the Internet. These eight volumes contain 4.7 million LinkedIn clear text user passwords printed in alphabetical order. Visitors are invited to look up their own password.

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