Millions of Adobe users rely on weak passwords
Adobe suffered a major security breach last month that compromised at least 38 million user accounts. In the wake of that attack, however, the top 100 passwords used by millions of Adobe account holders have come to light, and it doesn’t look pretty. If you’re in a scolding mood, you could say that many Adobe users compromised themselves by using lazy passwords that are easy to guess.
The breach first to came light in an Adobe blog post on October 3. Adobe said that attackers accessed customer IDs, encrypted passwords, customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information relating to customer orders. At the time, it wasbeing reported that 2.9 million users had fallen victim.
It was later revealed by Krebs on Security that hackers made off with a treasure trove of login information from no less than 38 million active users, and maybe as many as 150 million if you factor in inactive accounts. That’s not the scary part. What’s frightening is a list of the most commonly used passwords. Here’s a look at the top 10:
The list was posted by Internet security research Jeremi Gosney of Stricture Group. Of the remaining 90 passwords on the top 100 list, pretty much all of them were bad in some way.
Picking secure passwords for different sites isn’t particularly glamorous, and it can be confusing to boot. However, rather than rely on weak passwords, consider using a password safe like KeePass instead (see our LastPass vs. KeePass feature).
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