"Based in San Francisco, California, RockYou was founded in 2005 by
Lance Tokuda and Jia Shen. The company's first product, a slide show
service, was designed to work as an application widget. Later
applications included various forms of voice mail, text and photo
stylization, and games.
In December 2009, the company experienced a data breach resulting in
the exposure of over 32 million user accounts. This resulted from
storing user data in an unencrypted database and not patching a
ten-year-old SQL vulnerability. RockYou failed to provide a
notification of the breach to users and miscommunicated the extent of
Well, the quoted event resulted in a file with 14 million passwords,
distributed by Kali Linux. These passwords are widely used by most
common users around the world and are a very good dictionary for
crackers as John the Ripper and Aircrack-ng. It is useful for security
checks, forensics investigations, etc. A little example:
Can rockyou be packaged in Debian, considering that Kali will put a
DFSG-compatible license for this wordlist?
Thanks a lot in advance.