> The most popular password (3.03% of the 20,000) was "123456." It's also generally considered the most common password used today.
> 4 percent used some variant of the word "password." Seriously, people, there's no excuse for this one. "password" was the 2nd most popular password used, also in keeping with historical trends.
> 16 percent of passwords were a person's first name. No word on if it was their first name, but someone's. Joshua is the most commonly used first-name password, a likely reference to the movie WarGames.
> Patterns abound. In addition to "123456," other pattens like "12345, "qwerty," and "abc123" were common, comprising 14 percent of the passwords used.
> 35 percent of passwords were six characters long. 0.34 percent were only one character long.
> For reasons no one can explain, "dragon," "master," and "killer" all crack the top 20 passwords. (On the top 500 password list linked above, "dragon" is #7.)... and speaking of memes, for those who have tagged me about the "25 random things" meme, let me direct you to this, instead.