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Superhero Passwords Pose Serious Risk to Personal, Enterprise Accounts

06
Oct
2021
Superhero Passwords Pose Serious Risk to Personal, Enterprise Accounts

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With hundreds of thousands of occurrences in breach datasets, superhero passwords aren’t a strong account protection method, even when the real identities of superheroes are used instead.

Data from breach notification website haveibeenpwned.com reveals that thousands of users choose to protect their online accounts with superhero names, thus weakening their protection.

With more than 328,000 occurrences in breach datasets, Superman is the most commonly used superhero password, followed by Batman (more than 226,000 occurrences) and Spider-Man (slightly over 160,000 occurrences).

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