Gawker Media's 50 Most Popular Passwords

So Gawker media was hacked this weekend, and the result is a pretty huge clusterf*ck for the site and many of its users, whose passwords and account info has been splayed out for all the internet to see.

The WSJ has an entertaining article about the top 50 Gawker media passwords. Check out their article for some fun analysis, but in the meantime, here are the top 50 most popular passwords for Gawker media commenters (in descending order of popularity):

1. 123456
2. password
3. 12345678
4. lifehack
5. qwerty
6. abc123
7. 111111
8. monkey
9. consumer
10. 12345
11. 0
12. letmein
13. trustno1
14. dragon
15. 1234567
16. baseball
17. superman
18. iloveyou
19. gizmodo
20. sunshine
21. 1234
22. princess
23. starwars
24. whatever
25. shadow
26. cheese
27. 123123
28. nintendo
29. football
30. computer
31. fuckyou
32. 654321
33. blahblah
34. passw0rd
35. master
36. soccer
37. michael
38. 666666
39. jennifer
40. gawker
41. Password
42. jordan
43. pokemon
44. michelle
45. killer
46. pepper
47. welcome
48. batman
49. kotaku
50. internet


Note that of the 180,000+ passwords exposed, over 3,000 of them used "123456" as their password, almost 2,000 used "password," and over 1,000 used "12345678." The lesson here, of course, is choose stronger passwords. And it goes without saying, but if your password for ANYTHING is the same as one of the words/phrases listed above, change it now!

1 comments :: Gawker Media's 50 Most Popular Passwords

  1. I think a lot of people chose simple passwords as they could care less if someone hacked their Gawker account.

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