Top 10 Most Common Passwords - Imperva Application Defense Center Data

In 2009, RockYou.com - a popular social networking site in the US, experienced a major security breach resulting in the release of usernames and passwords of its 32 million users.

With such a large amount of data available for analysis, security firm Imperva Application Defense Center (ADC) grouped and studied the samples and came to the conclusion that most users tend to choose a simple password when asked to give one.

Let's take a look at the Top 10 Most Popular Passwords from the RockYou.com leak:

1. 123456 - 290731
2. 12345 - 79078
3. 123456789 - 76790
4. Password - 61958
5. iloveyou - 51622
6. princess - 35231
7. rockyou - 22588
8. 1234567 - 21726
9. 12345678 - 20553
10. abc123 - 17542

As you can see, when a lot of people use consecutive digits, the word 'Password' itself, the name of the site and the romantic sentence, 'iloveyou'.

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