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CYBER SMART: What was the top password used by LinkedIn members?

Written by Jordan True

May 20th, 2016

Answer: 123456

Will users ever learn? Over 117 million LinkedIn emails and passwords from a 2012 hack were posted on Leaked Source revealing hundreds of thousands of LinkedIn users passwords. For InfoSec pros it is no surprise, but the famed 123456 password was the top password used by over 753,305 accounts. Want to see the full list? Head over to International Business Time’s article to see the top 10.

And if you haven’t done so already, change your LinkedIn password now!

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Jordan True

Jordan is a social media strategist, digital community manager and a lover of all things IT. She currently manages the Social Media Program at Thycotic and loves to connect with technology communities online and at enterprise IT events. Addicted to the outdoors, you can find Jordan on the running trails in her free time or sharing the latest InfoSec buzz on Twitter @ThycoticJordan.