In the recent hack at Ashley Madison revealed an uncommon thing, people used very easy to crack passwords at the most coveted site to cheat partners.
All those accounts that got hacked at Ashley Madison used such easy and convenient to them. Those Passwords are so easy that entire internet can rate them as top 100 easiest passwords that people used on internet.
Some examples are 123456, 12345 and Password as password.
We have a list of passwords and the times they have been used by users according to the CynoSure Prime account.
Cynosure revealed that they have cracked 11.7 million passwords out of 36 million Ashley Madison that came on internet last month.
The researchers have strategized the entire data into subsets of 15 million accounts that uses a single form and can be encrypted with an ease at the stipulated time.
First they focused on the simpler ones and then they are increasing their complexity level to encrypt passwords.
The most common pattern found on this website for keeping password is depicted below.
Only Lowercase passwords were used by 4912306 users
Lowercase with numbers were used by 4395724
Numbers Only 1406878
Lowercase and uppercase used by 193143
Passwords that include special character were used by 92991
There is a list of some passwords that could not make it to top 100 but are noteworthy.