32 million passwords were exposed when hackers gained access to RockYou‘s SQL database. RockYou, a social media application developer whose applications are used on Facebook, has pledged to improve security in the future. But for those 32M impacted by the data breach, it’s too little, too late. We now know what the most popular passwords are.
Learning Better Password Habits
What’s done is done. A data breach can’t be reversed. But security analysts are trying to make use of this unfortunate incident. We can learn better password habits by analyzing the most common passwords used by RockYou’s customers. How hackable is your password and what does it say about you? In this infographic below, analysts have taken the exposed passwords and categorized them by their strength and personality type.
The Most Popular Passwords
The top 10 most common passwords from the data breach are below. If you see your password on this list, then you should want to change it ASAP.
Via The Register
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