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Default Password for ‘myLGNet’ Wireless Networks

If ever you stumble across a wireless network with the name ‘myLGNet’ and have need to access it, the default password is ‘123456789a’.

Of course, if the network uses only WEP for protection, it shouldn’t be hard to gain access even without that knowledge.

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Adventures in Password Security: AirAsia

When I created a user account at AirAsia’s website a little while ago, I was surprised to be told to choose a password with a minimum length of 16 characters*. I suspect that the average user’s password doesn’t approach that length (perhaps it would be better if it did). In any case, I duly typed in my combination of letters and numbers and went about my business, happy to believe that such an onerous requirement said something about AirAsia’s commitment to security.

A month down the track, I went back to the website only to find I’d forgotten which password I had chosen – for whatever reason, my browser had not saved my credentials. After a few guesses, I gave up clicked the ‘Forgot Password’ link (making sure nobody was looking; I must not be the only one embarrassed to have to have to rely on that feature). I typed in my email address and received a message shortly afterwards.

Lo and behold, there was my 17-character password in plain text, staring right at me.

Oh, well – if someone happens to steal their database, at least it won’t be any of my usual passwords that they find – those are shorter than 16 characters 🙂

(*I see that the requirement is now for only 8 characters.)