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updated 9:34 PM PDT, May 27, 2016

Ashley Madison users: Not creative password generators

WASHINGTON POST: Passwords uncovered by decoders find cheaters are poor at picking safe passwords.

WASHINGTON POST: Passwords uncovered by decoders find cheaters are poor at picking safe passwords.

The top password uncovered so far: 123456, according to Ars Technica. The other passwords that made the top five aren’t much better: 12345, password, DEFAULT, and 123456789.

But those (awful) passwords shouldn’t be too surprising: By some surveys, “123456” has been the most popular password uncovered in data breaches during the past two years.

Read the story here.

Jacob Palmer

Jacob Palmer is the former digital news editor for Oregon Business.

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