Passwords: The numbers

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14% of people use just one of 10 passwords. 40% of all passwords fall into the top 100 list, 91% fall into the top 1,000, and 98.8% in the top 10,000. That’s according to data accumulated by Mark Burnett from a collection of over 6 million unique username/password combinations he’s collected over the years.

Some more interesting figures:

  • 4.7% of users have the password password
  • 8.5% have the passwords password or 123456
  • 9.8% have the passwords password, 123456 or 12345678

The top 20 passwords:

  • password
  • 123456
  • 12345678
  • 1234
  • qwerty
  • 12345
  • dragon
  • pussy
  • baseball
  • football
  • letmein
  • monkey
  • 696969
  • abc123
  • mustang
  • michael
  • shadow
  • master
  • jennifer
  • 111111

from The 10,000 Most Common Passwords List

Or if you prefer a graphical representation, (shown small at the top of this posting), click here to see how they look in high-res a tag cloud.

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