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.
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