Recently, rumors circulated that 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords were subject to a security breach. A Russian hacker said he stole 6,458,020 encrypted passwords and posted them online (without usernames) to prove his feat. LinkedIn has since confirmed the rumors to be true and apologized for the inconvenience it has caused users.
Do you think your password is unique and clever? A new infographic from security firm Rapid7 has revealed the top passwords stolen from inkedIn security breach. There are hundreds of duplicates and patterns associated with the compromised log-in information.
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For a full look, check out the infographic below. If you use a password that made the top 30 for any of the sites you access, you may want to consider opting for a more secure one that features letters, numbers and symbols.