reply to NetWatchMan
Re: Stupid User Tricks: Password Selection - "WORD1"
said by NetWatchMan:Not much of a surprise. We used to run a password cracking program on the Unix platforms back in the mid 1990s to detect poorly chosen user passwords. The program had its own database of commonly used passwords, along with its own instruction set (rules for creating passwords) to create the test passwords with.
Use dictionary words with a numeric suffix (preferable a "1")!
(Shakes head in disgust)
For example one of the rules was to switch letters like "i" to "1" (numeric one) in the passwords of the database and possible passwords created from the user's account information. This first time it was run, a lot of passwords were broken. The commonly broken passwords were part of the users name or UID followed by the digits 1-12 (month of the year). Things got better after user education was tied to manager / job reviews.
Do yourself a favor, just say no to anything Windows.