I came across an interesting article on Wired’s web site. Apparently, MySpace users are choosing more secure passwords for their accounts than most people use in corporate settings. It is a rather stimulating read, citing multiple password phishing experiments, and showing that the majority of MySpace users, while still using rather simplistic passwords, are actually, for the most part, following the rules of good password creation. The majority of the passwords found on this phishing expedition were 7 or 8 characters long (48% of the users), and included a mix of alpha and numeric characters (81% of the users).
To read the entire article, check it out at Wired.