Obvious passwords such as "password," "123456" and "ilovecats" have been put on the blacklist by Microsoft for new Hotmail users, in a mammoth attempt at curbing hacking. This may be a ban that rolls onto existing users, so if anyone out there still uses Hotmail, a.) wtf are you thinking? and b.) change it before Microsoft forces you to. [Ars Technica via TechRadar]