Top 10 passwords from the Yahoo hack. Do you use any of them?

posted in: Blog | 0

ZDNET has put together a list of the top 10 passwords that were retrieved during the Yahoo hack which compromised at least 450 000 user accounts.

Top 10 passwords from the hack:

  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%)

Top 10 base words:

  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%)

 

Passwords tips:

1. Don’t use these 10 passwords, ever!

2. Don’t use words for passwords. Use passwords that make no sense 😉
3. Use as many different characters as possible (small letters (a), capital letters (A), numbers (0-9), special characters (#_+-).
4. Don’t re-use passwords…
5. Feel free to comment if you have any other good tips 🙂

Leave a Reply