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.
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:
Those that are having doubts about using the site:
Those that are in denial:
Those who think this is a dating site: