The massive LinkedIn hack proves that people are absolutely awful at picking passwords
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We know that people are awful at picking passwords - and the huge hack of LinkedIn confirms it.The professional social network was breached back in 2012, but it has come back into the news this week as we finally learned the true scale of it: A whopping 167 million accounts were compromised, including 117 million passwords.Advertisement
The passwords were hashed - encrypting hem so that they can't be read - but researchers at LeakedSource have been able to decrypt them. Their findings show just how much the same passwords get used over and over (and over and over and over and over) again.
The data for the top 49 passwords is below. Now hurry up and change yours.
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