"A statistical analysis of 28,000 passwords recently stolen from a popular US website and posted on the Internet reveals that people often" select weak or easily guessed passwords. The study found that 16 percent "took a first name as a password, often their own or one of their children, according to the study published by Information Week. Another 14 percent relied on the easiest keyboard combinations to remember such as '1234' or 12345678.' For those using English keyboards, "QWERTY", was popular. Likewise, "AZERTY" scored with people with European keyboards." The word "password," or variations such as "password1," accounted for four percent of the stolen passwords.
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