The Conficker.B worm and weak passwords


All admins should read the Microsoft Malware Protection Center’s analysis of the Win32/Conficker.B worm. It references the weak passwords the worm attempts to use. I’ve finally found a list of these weak passwords on the Analysis tab. Here they are, make sure none are in use in your network!

123
1234
12345
123456
1234567
12345678
123456789
1234567890
123123
12321
123321
123abc
123qwe
123asd
1234abcd
1234qwer
1q2w3e
a1b2c3
admin
Admin
administrator
nimda
qwewq
qweewq
qwerty
qweasd
asdsa
asddsa
asdzxc
asdfgh
qweasdzxc
q1w2e3
qazwsx
qazwsxedc
zxcxz
zxccxz
zxcvb
zxcvbn
passwd
password
Password
login
Login
pass
mypass
mypassword
adminadmin
root
rootroot
test
testtest
temp
temptemp
foofoo
foobar
default
password1
password12
password123
admin1
admin12
admin123
pass1
pass12
pass123
root123
pw123
abc123
qwe123
test123
temp123
mypc123
home123
work123
boss123
love123
sample
example
internet
Internet
nopass
nopassword
nothing
ihavenopass
temporary
manager
business
oracle
lotus
database
backup
owner
computer
server
secret
super
share
superuser
supervisor
office
shadow
system
public
secure
security
desktop
changeme
codename
codeword
nobody
cluster
customer
exchange
explorer
campus
money
access
domain
letmein
letitbe
anything
unknown
monitor
windows
files
academia
account
student
freedom
forever
cookie
coffee
market
private
games
killer
controller
intranet
work
home
job
foo
web
file
sql
aaa
aaaa
aaaaa
qqq
qqqq
qqqqq
xxx
xxxx
xxxxx
zzz
zzzz
zzzzz
fuck
12
21
321
4321
54321
654321
7654321
87654321
987654321
0987654321
0
00
000
0000
00000
00000
0000000
00000000
1
11
111
1111
11111
111111
1111111
11111111
2
22
222
2222
22222
222222
2222222
22222222
3
33
333
3333
33333
333333
3333333
33333333
4
44
444
4444
44444
444444
4444444
44444444
5
55
555
5555
55555
555555
5555555
55555555
6
66
666
6666
66666
666666
6666666
66666666
7
77
777
7777
77777
777777
7777777
77777777
8
88
888
8888
88888
888888
8888888
88888888
9
99
999
9999
99999
999999
9999999
99999999

To easily audit your network, use the above list along with a utility like John the Ripper to check for weak password usage. Or you could use the Nessus plugin, which is described in detail on the Tenable Security Blog, to identify machines with the MS08-067 vulnerability.

For a nice overview of how to keep this worm from infecting your machine in the first place, check out Woody Leonhard’s article at windowssecrets.com

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