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Locan
- 3250 days ago - zdnet.com
It is "123456," based on the analysis of 32 million breached passwords, obtained from last month's RockYou.com server breach, from which researchers from Imperva were able to analyze the insecure practices used by millions of users when choosing their pas



   

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Locan Sleeping-Squirrel (209)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 11:53 am
Thank you all for putting this on the front page. It is an older article but I thought it worth posting and informative.
 

Terry B (649)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 12:01 pm
Thanks for the laugh, Squirrel. When people ask why I don't play the lottery I explain that the combination 12345 extra number 6 is just as likely to come up as any other combination thye begin to see why the odds are so immense.

I used to live in Las Vegas and when someone at the bar said they had to come to win some cash as they were a bit short, I always asked them, "So you think that Steve Wynn and the Hilton Corporation built these big hotels on your WINNINGS?"
 

Dany Strakova (123)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 12:09 pm
lol
 

Chelsie H (19)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 12:23 pm
lol
 

E. C (4)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 1:01 pm
:0000000
 

Martin T. (0)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 2:47 pm
that is so dumb and lazy
 

C. G (1)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 3:05 pm
so easy to crack the password... so dumb and lazy..
 

josie batlles (44)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 4:23 pm
LOL! Thank you very much for article..interesting..
 

Abo r (107)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 6:06 pm
thanks
 

(0)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 6:49 pm
gotta use some imagination!
 

Glamour Girlcat (32)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 6:57 pm
Guess I'm the last one to know. I don't think I'd make a good thief!
 

Anne K (139)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 7:01 pm
Are people really that shallow? I use meaningful passwords, but they are unique. It would never have occurred to me to use 123456. Maybe I'm dumb.
 

Sonny Honrado (5)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 7:15 pm
wow, really?
 

Paul Agogliati (8)
Saturday July 24, 2010, 9:32 pm
My simple PW is abc123
 

mr Crowley (23)
Sunday July 25, 2010, 2:38 am
lol thanks!
 

JOHNLEWIS HODDINOTT (77)
Sunday July 25, 2010, 9:40 am
THANKS
 

wendy w (47)
Sunday July 25, 2010, 4:07 pm
That's the password for my buyers club. LOL! Thanx Locan.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 25, 2010, 9:07 pm
Thanks, Locan.
 

Ann Eastman (31)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 10:40 am
Some people seem to have no sense of self (or security) preservation.
 

DORIS L (61)
Tuesday July 27, 2010, 11:16 am
Need to be more imaginative....
 

Shari G (27)
Wednesday July 28, 2010, 11:17 pm
I use much more cryptic passwords....now can we get an article on how to remember them all? LOL
 
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