Humans in 'humans are idiots' shocker
Gosh – it turns out that human beings aren’t actually a bunch of clever and elusive word-wizards when it comes to protecting our online identities and that we’ll just settle for the easiest and most memorable combinations of letters and numbers when it comes to choosing our passwords.
Proof that, collectively, we’re roughly on the same level as the really thick one from Yo Gabba Gabba came late last year when there was a major security breach at the RockYou.com site. The login and password details of 32 million users were laid bare and in the name of research, shits and giggles, the passwords were then posted online for statisticians to pore over.
Here, we present the top ten passwords as chosen on that particular site (from a sample.) Weirdly, as you peruse the list, you find a part of yourself becoming one of the people who would select such passwords and your knuckles begin to trail across the floor as a slow-moving waterfall of drool tumbles from your bottom lip…