Most used password is 123456

Posted on Sunday, January 24 2010 @ 6:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Imperva has analyzed 32 million passwords that were exposed in the security breach. Key findings include that only a minority uses secure passwords, most users pick poor passwords that contain only lower case or only numeric characters. Only 36.94 percent of the passwords mixed letters and numeric characters, and just 3.81 percent featured a special character.
The report identifies the most commonly used passwords:

1. 123456
2. 12345
3. 123456789
4. Password
5. iloveyou
6. princess
7. rockyou
8. 1234567
9. 12345678
10. abc123
More info at Net Security.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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