Your Gawker password hacked? Some of you deserve it

Gawker comment passwords were hacked over the weekend and judging from the idiotic selections from some users they had a security breach coming anyway.

Gawker comment passwords were hacked over the weekend and judging from the idiotic selections from some users they had a security breach coming anyway.

The Wall Street Journal's Digits blog rounded up the top 50 Gawker media passwords. Here's the recap:

  • More than 3,000 people had "123456" as a password.
  • Nearly 2,000 people had "password" as a password.
  • More than 1,000 folks had 12345678 as a password.

Other gems included "qwerty," "abc123" and "111111." Let's get real here. If you selected those passwords YOU DESERVE TO GET HACKED!

Memo to anyone creating a password. Capital letters are good. Symbols are good. And numbers can't hurt either. Never---ever---use password as a password.

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