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Interesting stats from EuroSecure on the accounts exposed in the Yahoo breach:

Top 10 passwords
123456 = 1666 (0.38%)
password = 780 (0.18%)
welcome = 436 (0.1%)
ninja = 333 (0.08%)
abc123 = 250 (0.06%)
123456789 = 222 (0.05%)
12345678 = 208 (0.05%)
sunshine = 205 (0.05%)
princess = 202 (0.05%)
qwerty = 172 (0.04%)

Top 10 base words
password = 1373 (0.31%)
welcome = 534 (0.12%)
qwerty = 464 (0.1%)
monkey = 430 (0.1%)
jesus = 429 (0.1%)
love = 421 (0.1%)
money = 407 (0.09%)
freedom = 385 (0.09%)
ninja = 380 (0.09%)
writer = 367 (0.08%)

If you have a Yahoo account, go ahead and assume that someone has your email and password. If you use that combination on any other website, go ahead and assume it has already been accessed as well. And if your passwords look anything like the ones above, it’s time to change them all…*cough*1Password*cough*.

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