Top 10 most used passwords, if yours is one of them, change it

| July 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

A hacker group took responsibility for hacking over 440,000 Yahoo accounts. Here’s what they found out.

The top 10 passwords from Yahoo:

  1. 123456 = 1666 (0.38%)
  2. password = 780 (0.18%)
  3. welcome = 436 (0.1%)
  4. ninja = 333 (0.08%)
  5. abc123 = 250 (0.06%)
  6. 123456789 = 222 (0.05%)
  7. 12345678 = 208 (0.05%)
  8. sunshine = 205 (0.05%)
  9. princess = 202 (0.05%)
  10. qwerty = 172 (0.04%)

The top 10 base words from Yahoo:

  1. password = 1373 (0.31%)
  2. welcome = 534 (0.12%)
  3. qwerty = 464 (0.1%)
  4. monkey = 430 (0.1%)
  5. jesus = 429 (0.1%)
  6. love = 421 (0.1%)
  7. money = 407 (0.09%)
  8. freedom = 385 (0.09%)
  9. ninja = 380 (0.09%)
  10. writer = 367 (0.08%)

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