Most common passwords in the Gawker database

This is a Wordle showing the 80 most common passwords from the cracked Gawker database. There are 2090 passwords containing the word ‘password‘ (132 clever people used ‘passw0rd‘). Next is ‘lifehack‘, appearing 680 times and then ‘qwerty‘ at 663.

I haven’t really explored this a great deal, but I saw many numerical passwords that were clearly birthdates and loads of names and short dictionary words. Basically, everything you’re not supposed to use as a password.

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