The Top Ten (10) Most Common (Perhaps, the Worst) Passwords Registered at Gawker Media

The Top Ten (10) Most Common (Perhaps, the Worst) Passwords Registered at Gawker Media

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It only appears silly thousands of users or readers under the Gawker Media network registered account passwords that even a first grader can guess. Though the scenario is not impossible to happen for other sites that require users to register accounts, it only turns out Gawker Media servers were compromised few days ago and the usernames and passwords scoured from its database have been leaked to the web. Interestingly, The Wall Street Journal analyzed the data and we are able to get the top ten (10) most common passwords, or even the worst passwords ever registered on Gawker Media Network. You want to guess? Don’t bother… Here are those:

1. 123456
2. password
3. 12345678
4. lifehack
5. qwerty
6. abc123
7. 111111
8. monkey
9. consumer
10. 12345

Perhaps, owners of these passwords haven’t stumbled on Lifehacker’s guide to choose great passwords – have they? Or they just really don’t care with their online security. What ‘ya think?

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Bert Padilla

Founding-Editor of Cebu Tech Blogger where he shares insights in eCommerce, Digital Marketing, Ad Ops, Tech, Startups, Technopreneurship, Life Goals and Hacks. He's the brainchild and ninja of a Cebu-based digital agency, TekWorx.Digital, with ventures TekWorx, (eCommerce and Digital Marketing), AdWorx (Outsourced Ad Ops for Publishers) and BlogWorx (full-fledged Blog Development service). Read his Full Curriculum Vitae. For training and consultancy, services, speaking engagements, blog partnerships or media invites, click here. Alternatively, get in touch with him on Messenger.

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