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There are a number of things that make passwords increasingly unusable. One of the biggest problems with passwords is that you're supposed to use different ones for different systems. It's a no-no to use the same password in multiple places because if one gets compromised, then the other systems are compromised.


In the recent compromise of the Full Disclosure mailing list, attackers got passwords and usernames, in this case e-mail addresses. If that is a corporate e-mail address, what is the likelihood (even on a security mailing list) that the same password would get you into the corporate VPN? Pretty high, I would think.


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