You’re not as safe (or original) as you think

That’s right, we all have computers (or, well, most of us have or use them), and hence we all need passwords to “protect” our files, only our files are apparently not as safe and/or secure as we would like to thing, especially when so many of us are as predictable as, well, this

On Sunday, hackers exposed usernames and passwords stored in the Gawker Media user database.

The Wall Street Journal analyzed the leaked data and produced a list of the top 50 commonly used Gawker passwords. Believe it or not, the list is rife with security no-nos, such as ascending numbers and easy-to-guess words.

The following are the top 13 most popular passwords, according to WSJ’s examination of the 188,279 passwords that were leaked:

The top 10 were:

1. 123456

2. password

3. 12345678

4. lifehack

5. qwerty

6. abc123

7. 111111

8. monkey

9. consumer

10. 12345

We here a Cuppa don’t know your passwords (and well, don’t want to, but now we can pretty much guess what most of them actually are.

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