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News 06-06-12 06:20 PM

10 (or so) of the worst passwords exposed by the LinkedIn hack
 
"12345? That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard in my life. That's the kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage."

Or, apparently, on LinkedIn. You've probably heard about the 8 million passwords leaked from LinkedIn and a dating site (likely eHarmony) that appeared on the Internet today. 12345 itself wasn't used, but that's only because LinkedIn requires passwords to be at least six characters. 123456, 1234567, and 12345678 were all leaked, as were the usual contenders for worst passwords such as, well, "password."

Every single member of thelist of the 25 worst passwords of 2011 was leaked, along with others such as "ihatemyjob," "****mylife," "nobama," and "iwantanewjob." At least one unhappy job hunter apparently used "linkedinblows." Even the password "strongpassword" was leaked and cracked.

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