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‘Password’ No Longer Dumbest Common Password

22
Jan
2014

Splash Data, a Los Gatos, Calif.-based company that produces user-friendly security apps, keeps track of data breaches each year and monitors the resulting exposed passwords. A few new entries did show up this year, such as adobe123 and photoshop. Splash Data theorizes that this may be due to the highly publicized Adobe data breach, which spilled login information for more than 130 million Adobe accounts. No password is completely immune from attackers, but Splash Datas list helps to illustrate just how ripe users can make their accounts for exploitation.

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