Twitter Ban Arsenal and Chelsea

January 2, 2010 | Filed Under: Blog 
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Twitter_ban_Football The massive social networking site Twitter has decided to ban 370 common passwords to deter hackers, and “Arsenal” and “Chelsea” are guess who yes top off the twitlist

Universal Broadcasting News has just released this article, which said: Thinking to sign up for Twitter? Well, go ahead but be careful while choosing your passwords. Twitter, micro-blogging service has banned 370 words it believes “too obvious” to be used as passwords and therefore are vulnerable to hacking.

A study showed that 3.5% percent of people used their first name as password, while 1.6% used their last one. 2% of users chose “123456″ and 0.5% decided for “password” as their access code. Twitter’s list of banned passwords includes them.

The list also includes the names of popular TV shows, football teams like “Chelsea” and “Arsenal”, brands, names of famous cars such as “porsche” and “ferrari”, characters, sports places as well along with common dictionary words. “THX1138″ — title of the first film by Star Wars fame is also banned. “NCC1701″ — the registry number of Star Trek’s starship Enterprise — and “trustno1″, Fox Mulder’s password in The X-Files is also in the list.

Research has shown one in five people use their pets’ names for their passwords, while one in eight use unforgettable dates, such as birthdays, and one in ten use their children’s names

Be careful guys hackers will do anything to get into your life.

Thanks to Markus for the info

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