How stupid is your password?
Imperva released a study analyzing 32 million passwords exposed in the Rockyou.com breach. The data provides a unique glimpse into the way that users select passwords and an opportunity to evaluate the true strength of these as a security mechanism.
“Everyone needs to understand what the combination of poor passwords means in today’s world of automated cyber attacks: with only minimal effort, a hacker can gain access to one new account every second–or 1000 accounts every 17 minutes,” explained Imperva’s CTO Amichai Shulman.
The report identifies the most commonly used passwords:
Is yours on the list?