If Your Password Is 123456, Just Make It HackMe
"Everyone needs to understand what the combination of poor passwords means in today’s world of automated cyber attacks: with only minimal effort, a hacker can gain access to one new account every second—or 1000 accounts every 17 minutes,” said Amichai Shulman, Imperva’s chief technical officer.
Imperva , a data security firm, said it had analysed around 32 million passwords that had been exposed in a recent hack of the Rock You website.
In December last year a hacker breached the site's company database and gained access to the unencrypted usernames and passwords of all its 32 million users.
After studying the security breach Imperva has come up with a list of the most commonly used passwords which website users should avoid.
The tmost commonly used passwords analysed in the study were:
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