The Scary Truth About Your Passwords: An Analysis of the Gmail Leak

A detailed analysis of last week’s leak of 5 million Gmail logins reveals some alarming statistics. The infographic below takes a look at the reality of our bad password practices, highlighting the ongoing use of weak, dictionary-based passwords that are leaving us vulnerable:


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  • Anonymous says:

    I wonder if even simple dictionary words could be OK if u go really long? Using some of the most popular words above and “leet-speaking” them, concatenating them together results in the amusing string “Hello1L0veYouL0v3Monk3y”.

    Probably not the safest password, but it just sounds so darned funny. ;-)

  • Anonymous says:

    The longest password I’ve ever used was the following sentence:
    Suzie Queer is Jason’s dogs name.