Australian Government Agencies Don't Use Secure Passwords

It looks like there aren't enough Government agencies reading Lifehacker - a report by the Australian National Audit Office has found that 20% of the systems at four government agencies were susceptible to brute force password hacks.

Even more troubling was the fact that three out of the four agencies audited had admin level access hacked by the brute force password attack, leaving the entire country vulnerable to a Live Free or Die Hard-type scenario, except without an ageing Bruce Willis to rescue us from damnation.

Regardless of whether you work at a government agency or not, it's worth taking time to remember that the password you set up your hotmail account with in 1997 is probably no longer secure. If you have any questions about setting up a secure password, Lifehacker has a great guide here.


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