[Air-L] The Tope 50 Gawker Media Passwords

Steve Cavrak Steve.Cavrak at Uvm.Edu
Tue Dec 14 09:22:45 PST 2010

Today's Wall Street Journal has an interesting article on the "top 50 passwords" exposed in the recent leak from Gawker Media. In addition to listing these words, it provides some comparsions of this list to several previous "top 50 passwords" lists (Hotmail), etc ... fun reading.

The Top 50 Gawker Media Passwords
By Zachary M. Seward and Albert Sun
DECEMBER 13, 2010, 7:37 PM ET

Readers of Gizmodo, Lifehacker and other Gawker Media sites may be among the savviest on the Web, but the most common password for logging into those sites is embarrassingly easy to guess: “123456.” So is the runner-up: “password.”

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