Monday, December 20, 2010

FW: Note to self: "password" is a common password.

from my friend Sam

 

 

The Top 50 Gawker Media Passwords

 

Readers of Gizmodo, Lifehacker and other Gawker Media sites may be among the savviest on the Web, but the most common password for logging into those sites is embarrassingly easy to guess: "123456."
 
So is the runner-up: "password."
 
On Sunday night, hackers posted online a trove of data from Gawker Media's servers, including the usernames, email addresses and passwords of more than one million registered users. The passwords were originally encrypted, but 188,279 of them were decoded and made public as part of the hack. Using that dataset, we found the 50 most-popular Gawker Media passwords.
 
 

 
 

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