Excerpt from Huffington Post article
Top 10 WORST Internet Passwords
- Forty-two percent of the passwords used lowercase letters from “a to z”; only 6 percent mixed alpha-numeric and other characters.
- An attack that exposed 10,000 Hotmail, MSN and Live.com passwords yielded similar findings.
- According to a researcher who examined the leaked data, “123456” was the most frequently used password, appearing 64 times in total.
- The recent hack of the website RockYou exposed around 32 million user passwords, which data security firm Imperva has analyzed to create a list of the worst passwords.
- http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/10/10000-passwords/Many of the top 20 passwords used were Spanish names, such as Alejandra and Alberto, suggesting that the victims were in Spanish-speaking communities. Nearly 2,000 of the passwords were only six characters long. The longest password was 30 characters — lafaroleratropezoooooooooooooo.
Want to know what terms to avoid?
Here are the top ten most commonly used passwords (see the full list of the top 20 in the charts below):
Excerpt above from original Huffington Post article
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