With the advancement of hacking techniques by black hats, one would have expected a more prudish and grammatically-correct password for your user accounts to ensure greater safety. Strangely that’s not the case.
If the latest study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, titled as “Effect of Grammar on Security of Long Passwords” is to believed, users need not bother with longish or correctly spelled out passwords any more!
Researcher Ashwini Rao informs that the team has worked with 1500 users, of which 18% showed preference for absolutely easy phrases as their passwords such as personal details, street address etc.
While for users like me with amnesia-like memory, its no doubt a boon. Saves a lot of muscle-wracking exercise every time that one logs onto a social media site asking for account details! [read]