By Dark Reading
A new study of stolen passwords reflects the consequences of password overload.
The most common type of password is a name, and the most common name password is George, according to a new analysis of compromised credentials found in the Dark Web.
ID Agent, a Kaseya company, found that names account for nearly 37% of password types per 1,000 records, followed by words (16.1%) and easy-to-remember keystroke patterns (8.7%). The findings were pulled from a random sample of more than 1 billion pilfered credentials in the past 12 months.