Twitter Bans Hundreds of Passwords

Thursday Dec 31st 2009 by Kara Reeder

Some passwords are common, some not so common.

Twitter, which has become quite the hacker's playground, is banning a total of 370 passwords for new users registering to join the micro-blogging site.

According to eSecurity Planet, some of the passwords are common, some not so common. Among the banned passwords are the usual suspects, such as "password" and "twitter," as well as several sports nicknames like "redsox" and "yankees." There are also a handful of banished body part passwords and several simple numerical sequences, like "123123" and "123456."

The banned passwords is just the latest effort by Twitter to help secure the microblogging site. In October, Twitter added a "Report as spam" feature.

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