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20 most common passwords

December 31, 2011 1 comment

I wouldn’t want this post to disappear, so just to make sure that the information is better spread on what passwords *not to use*, here is the list:

1. 123456

2. 12345

3. 123456789

4. Password

5. iloveyou

6. princess

7. rockyou

8. 1234567

9. 12345678

10. abc123

11. Nicole

12. Daniel

13. babygirl

14. monkey

15. Jessica

16. Lovely

17. michael

18. Ashley

19. 654321

20. Qwerty

Come on, people, get some imagination! This would seriously make the web a better place…

Related post about web security (I’ll find a better place to put it soon): http://www.softwarequalityconnection.com/2011/12/how-to-check-your-web-app-for-security-vulnerabilities/

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Reset mailman admin password

To reset a mailman admin password on Debian, the easiest way is to locate the mailman’s proper bin directory (use dpkg -L mailman), generally: /usr/lib/mailman/bin

There, you’ll find an executable script called change_pw. Use this one.

If you want to change the password of all lists at once, use: sudo ./change_pw –all –password=newpassword

Ref: http://www.mail-archive.com/mailman-users@python.org/msg34242.html

Reset MySQL root password

November 19, 2010 1 comment

Reference: http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/recover-mysql-root-password.html (partly copied to avoid loosing source)

# /etc/init.d/mysql stop

Stopping MySQL database server: mysqld.
# mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables &
[1] 5988
Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql
mysqld_safe[6025]: started
# mysql -u root
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 1 to server version: 4.1.15-Debian_1-log

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer.
mysql>
mysql> use mysql;

mysql> update user set password=PASSWORD("NEW-ROOT-PASSWORD") where User='root';

mysql> flush privileges;

mysql> quit
# /etc/init.d/mysql stop

Personal note: use --skip-syslog if it fails.
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