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AMD hopes to heave its blog back online soon after hackers broke into the site. The chip fryer downplayed the attack, and said a small number of encrypted account passwords were lifted. The records were subsequently dumped online in a 32KB file by the blog raiders. Nonetheless AMD has reset its scribes' login credentials as a …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Unsalted 12345

    A large percentage of the Phillips passwords can be cracked very quickly with an English or Dutch password list.

    Not surprisingly, many were '12345' or 'phillips'. Salting passwords hides some of the user sillyness but does not things ''foolproof'.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Blender fanboi wants Cycles support?

  3. g e

    Crappy haxx0r name

    When's some group of kids gonna call themselves H4ng0nAsec or W41tAsec.

    Plus root beer smells like Germoline which makes me think of nappy rash.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Crappy haxx0r name

      Germolene Pwns all, #justsayin

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    "The chip fryer downplayed ...."

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but AMD don't actually make chips now (well not directly) so are more like ARM, than Intel.

    1. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

      Re: Eh?

      Point taken.


      1. Great Bu

        Re: Eh?

        But Phillips still make chip fryers don't they ?

  5. mookmerkin

    department of redundancy department

    "One of the affected sites stored its passwords unencrypted in plaintext."

    Not both unencrypted AND plaintext?!?! The horror!

    1. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

      Re: department of redundancy department

      I fear for your blood pressure.

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