Last year I commented on the analysis of leaked passwords from hotmail, gmail and yahoo. The results were rather depressing.

The social networking site was hacked late last year, resulting in the exposure of some 32 million passwords from their own site and from partner social networking sites such as MySpace and facebook. Rockyou's policies of not requiring complex passwords and then storing said passwords in the clear was a ticking time bomb, and should be a lesson to other sites and to end users who may not understand the danger of sharing passwords between sites.

Well an analysis of the passwords revealed in the hack has been completed and the results are unsurprisingly, not dissimilar to the hotmail passwords revealed last year.

The top passwords revealed were:
1. 123456
2. 12345
3. 123456789
4. Password
5. iloveyou
6. princess
7. rockyou
8. 1234567
9. 12345678
10. abc123

Compared to the previous analysis of hotmail passwords:
1. 123456
2. 123456789
3. alejandra
4. 111111
5. alberto
6. tequiero
7. alejandro
8. 12345678
9. 1234567
10. estrella

And the results of an analysis of other recent password breaches showed a similar pattern with '123456' being incredibly popular....

The complete report is available here (pdf) and is worth a look.

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