Adobe`s massive password leak becomes playable crossword puzzle

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 23:17

Washington: Some 150 million customer records were leaked online after Adobe was hacked, but in a clever move, some of that information has been turned into a playable crossword.

According to the Verge, the puzzle helps remind people how insecure common password choices can be.

Ben Falconer has put together the project, called simply Adobe Crossword, after being inspired by the web comic XKCD.

The collection of 10 crossword puzzles use the most common 1,000 passwords found in the leak as its answers, with up to 50 user-supplied clues serving as the questions, the report said.

According to the report, Falconer said that he is not absolutely certain that the answers in his puzzles are correct, but given the hints his choices appear to be quite clearly correct.

He added that if a person happens to notice his own password in the puzzle, he should stop using it immediately.


First Published: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 23:17

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