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Article No. 164 April 27, 2007

The password is "password"

PC Magazine’s May issue’s got the top 10 most commonly used passwords online — I wonder how many of the people using the password “password” are just doing so because of login-fatigue. Interestingly, “monkey” is at #6. I wonder how they actually gathered the data for this. Hm.


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