Hotmail Users Banned From Setting ‘Ilovecats’ As Password
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]