On password reuse & password collection.
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
After 12+ years of collecting passwords, I have found a few interesting facts: Although my list contains about 6 million username/password combos, the list only contains about 1,300,000 unique passwords. Of those, approximately 300,000 of those passwords are used by more than one person; about 1,000,000 only appear once and a good portion of those are obviously generated by a computer. The list of the top 20 passwords rarely changes and 1 out of every 50 people uses one of these passwords via How I Collect Passwords « Xato.