Hotmail Users Banned From Setting "Password" and "Ilovecats" As Passwords

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]


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