h/t to Bruce Schneier.
I am not posting this as a bash against our battle against Islamic thugs in Afghanistan. As far as you know, I'm neutral in the matter.
I am not posting this because I want to bash our military. I am a huge fan of our Armed Forces, the work they do, and the people who have chosen to stand in harm's way.
I am posting this as a reminder that poor passwords have consequences.
Here is the story from Wikileaks.
One would think that if one is working on a publicly accessible system, and one is working with documents that could be considered "Restricted" or higher in nature, one would choose a password slightly more complex than "progress." Yet that's exactly what someone at NATO did.
As one commenter on Bruce's sight says, not even the obligatory "1" after the word.