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Did Your Password Make The List?

(photo by Simon Lieschke)

As graduate students we have access to many systems, computers and other research devices

Last week, Amichai Shulman the chief technology officer at Imperva (software security company) released the list of most popular passwords among the 32 million passwords stolen by an unknown hacker.

The most striking result of this study? The complete lack of creativity, when it comes to protect the things we most care about. Here's the list of the 32 most popular passwords:

1. 123456

2. 12345

3. 123456789

4. password

5. iloveyou

6. princess

7. rockyou

8. 1234567

9. 12345678

10. abc123

11. nicole

12. daniel

13. babygirl

14. monkey

15. jessica

16. lovely

17. michael

18. ashley

19. 654321

20. qwerty

21. iloveu

22. michelle

23. 111111

24. 0

25. tigger

26. password1

27. sunshine

28. chocolate

29. anthony

30. angel

31. FRIENDS (yes, all caps)

32. soccer

Did your password make the list? If so, stop reading and go change it!

Samuel Oduneyelab, security