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Know how a lot of people tend to use passwords such as "123456" or, well, "password?" Well, turns out Android lock patterns (ALPs) are just as predictable. Norwegian University of Science and Technology graduate Marte Løge analyzed 4,000 patterns for her master’s thesis and found that 77 percent of the participants started from one of the four corners, and 44 percent started their patterns from the top left one. Løge presented her findings at the PasswordsCon conference in Las Vegas, where she told Ars Technica that "We’re seeing the same aspects used when creating pattern locks [as are used in] pin codes and alphanumeric passwords."

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Via: Popular Mechanics

Source: PasswordsCon, Ars Technica

Tags: android, google, lockpattern, mobilepostcross, security

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