Data stolen from Ashley Madison shows how weak passwords remain the most popular. Simply guessing six basic number sequences in order from 1 – 5 to 1 – 0 will net 225,000 accounts.


via Ars Technica

The most frequently used passwords deciphered from the data breach. 11.7 million passwords have been cracked. 3.7 million haven’t due to being in a stronger form (longer with a mix of alphanumeric and special characters, mixed cases). Aside from a few choices being directly related to the content and purpose of the site, the usual easy-to-guess choices dominate.

The top 50

PASSWORD NUMBER OF USERS
123456 120511
12345 48452
password 39448
DEFAULT 34275
123456789 26620
qwerty 20778
12345678 14172
abc123 10869
pussy 10683
1234567 9468
696969 8801
ashley 8793
fuckme 7893
football 7872
baseball 7710
fuckyou 7458
111111 7048
1234567890 6572
ashleymadison 6213
password1 5959
madison 5219
asshole 5052
superman 5023
mustang 4865
harley 4815
654321 4729
123123 4612
hello 4425
monkey 4296
000000 4240
hockey 4191
letmein 4140
11111 4077
soccer 3936
cheater 3908
kazuga 3871
hunter 3869
shadow 3831
michael 3743
121212 3713
666666 3704
iloveyou 3671
qwertyuiop 3599
secret 3522
buster 3402
horny 3389
jordan 3368
hosts 3295
zxcvbnm 3280
asdfghjkl 3174

Reference

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  1. They deserve to be hacked

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