5 most common Ashley Madison passwords revealed

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Researchers trawling through the Ashley Madison hack data have discovered which passwords its members were using the most.

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It’s not what members of the cheating site need, but there’s even more bad news: Their information security and password practices are as bad as everyone else’s.

You can probably guess the top five passwords, but here they are anyway:

  1. 123456 [120,511 users]
  2. 12345 [48,452 users]
  3. password [39,448 users]
  4. DEFAULT [34,275 users]
  5. 123456789 [26,620 users]

“Qwerty”, “abc123” and “1234567” all make appearances in the top ten, and the researchers discovered some more entertaining efforts in the rest of the data.


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