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  • What significance is the strength of a compromised password? A password of "password" is no weaker than a password of "1a$3f&_j2^" if hackers compromise the system. Especially when the passwords are stored in plain text (WTF?)
    • I thought it would be interesting to do some analysis on the leaked passwords, that's all. We all have a pretty good idea of what makes for a strong password, and this was a chance to see how strong passwords some of the more high-profile Perl users out there were using. In that sense, the strength of compromised passwords is significant, because it gives us an unusual insight.

      I don't think I explained that clearly in the blog post. This was my way of generating a marginally useful blog post out of a negative-publicity event. It was also an excuse to write a Perl 6 script.