And The Winner Is…

password. SplashID has a list of 2011's 25 most popular passwords as culled from the various exploits of LulzSec, Anonymous, and others. As expected, the runner up is 123456. Readers of this blog will find none of this surprising but it sure is depressing.

Follow the link and see for yourself. Sadly, I'm sure these people think they're being clever in their choices. I suppose in a way it makes them low hanging fruit and therefore makes sensible folks marginally safer but that's small comfort when you look at the list. It's not as if this was some esoteric subject known only to experts. It doesn't seem to matter how often the sermon is preached, people just aren't going to be sensible about their password choices.

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