Commonly used passwords make hacking easy

01/21/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A new analysis shows one out of five Web users use an easily remembered password that makes it easy for hackers to steal their identities online. The 10 most common passwords found in a survey of RockYou users: "123456," "12345," "123456789," "password," "iloveyou," "princess," "rockyou," "1234567," "12345678" and "abc123."

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