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A lot of users were using weak and used passwords, with “123456″


According to Analysis of Leak Password by Sucuri Malware Labs's blog Sucuri Research Blog  A lot of users were using weak passwords, with “123456″ and “password”, being the most common. Those were the top used passwords:


[number of accounts] [password]

  • 1666 123456
  • 780 password
  • 437 welcome
  • 333 ninja
  • 250 abc123
  • 222 123456789
  • 208 12345678
  • 205 sunshine
  • 202 princess
  • 172 qwerty
  • 164 writer
  • 162 monkey
  • 161 freedom
  • 160 michael
  • 160 111111
  • 140 iloveyou
  • 139 password1
  • 134 shadow
  • 133 baseball
  • 132 tigger
  • 131 1a1a1a1b
  • 126 success
  • 121 blackhatworld
  • 111 jordan
  • 110 whatever
  • 109 michelle
  • 107 dragon
  • 106 superman
  • 106 purple
  • 106 1234567
  • 103 ashley
  • 101 associated
  • 101 123123
  • 100 ginger
  • 100 babygirl
  • 99 maggie
  • 98 computer
  • Yes, it is a sad day when you see users using “password” and “123456″ as their account passwords.

  • The size distribution is interesting, with 26% of the accounts using a password with 7 characters in size.

  • 1 Character: 116 accounts
  • 2 Characters: 69 accounts
  • 3 Characters: 301 accounts
  • 4 Characters: 2747 accounts
  • 5 Characters: 5322 accounts
  • 6 Characters: 65,600 accounts
  • 7 Characters: 119,125 accounts
  • 8 characters: 65,957 accounts
  • 9 characters: 54,755 accounts
  • 10 characters: 21,218 accounts
  • 11 characters: 21,729 accounts
  • 12 characters: 2,656 accounts

I can’t see why Yahoo would allow passwords so small (with 1 or 2 characters), but some people were using them. The longest password in the dump had 30 characters and only 294 accounts had a password with more than 20 characters.

What is interesting is that only 104 accounts had “yahoo” as part of the password. That’s strange, since we would expect this number to be a lot higher on a Yahoo leak:

[number of accounts] [password]

  • 8 yahoo
  • 7 yahoo123
  • 6 yahoomail
  • 4 yahoos
  • 4 yahoo1
  • 3 yahooman
  • 2 yahooo
  • 2 yahoocom
  • 2 yahoo111
  • 2 yahoo009
  • 1 yahooyourself12
  • 1 yahooyahoo
  • 1 YAHOOWIISOL
  • 1 yahoous

A lot of users were using weak and used passwords, with “123456″ Reviewed by Sartaj Husain on Thursday, July 12, 2012 Rating: 5

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