Last year, Adobe quietly explained that hackers had acquired the data of their 3 million customers with a major hack in their database, which exceeded to 38 million in the matter of hours. Many of us think that, it was Adobe’s fault in such a massive attack. Well, SplashData has recently unveiled the 25 most common (worst) passwords used in the year 2013. Compiled list pulls millions of stolen passwords made public throughout the year. That includes a massive data from the famous Adobe Hackers and their 38 million victims. We get a well idea of how and why our passwords get compromised / hacked.
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Point to notice is that, its for the first time ever something other than “password” has secured the top position in the list. “123456” is the new, yet the worst of the passwords widely used over the year. Other new additions to the list includes “photoshop”, “adobe123” (Thanks to the majority data of Adobe’s Database Hack) “Admin”, “1234”, “azerty” and “000000”. While many of us already know, why the “princess” password has made it the list, finally.