The Top 100 Passwords from the Ashley Madison Hack

Hackers Leak Ashley Madison

Not the type to be bothered with the complexities of passwords, the Ashley Madison accounts exposed in the hack of the year taught us that many potential cheaters need a class in Passwords 101.

(Read: Hackers Leak Names from Cheating Site Ashley Madison)

In general, “strong” passwords possess a combination of random symbols, lowercase and uppercase letters, and numbers. Yet the information analyzed by a group called CynoSure Prime, show that many tend to go with the familiar route when choosing passwords — even when it comes to ultra private matters, like Ashley Madison.

This made a lot easier to identify 11.7 million passwords of the 36 million registered to the affair site. The top three on the list? “123456,” “12345,”and “password.” Yikes.

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The group also put together an amusing list of the most “interesting passwords.” If the passwords are any indication of the user’s character, we like to think that each one can speak a thousand words.

Honorable mentions from CynoSure Prime:

Those that think adding a few more words to the word password makes it harder to crack:

mypasswordispassword
superhardpassword
thebestpasswordever
thisisagoodpassword

Those that are having doubts about using the site:

ishouldnotbedoingthis
ithinkilovemywife
thisiswrong
whatthehellamidoing
whyareyoudoingthis
cheatersneverprosper
donteventhinkaboutit
isthisreallyhappening

Those that are in denial:

likeimreallygoingtocheat
justcheckingitout
justtryingthisout
goodguydoingthewrongthing

Those who think this is a dating site:

lookingfornewlife
friendswithbenefits

Other funnies:

everynameitriedwastaken
allthegoodpasswordshavegone
lickemlikeshelikesit
lildickinyourpussyn0w
satisfactionwithlicking
blackfromthewaistdown
smalldickbuthardworker