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Written by Nick Heer.

‘ji32k7au4a83’ Is a Remarkably Common Password

Rhett Jones, Gizmodo:

For too many people, moving the digits around in some variation of Patriots69Lover is their idea of a strong password. So you might expect something complicated like “ji32k7au4a83” would be a great password. But according to the data breach repository Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), it shows up more often than one might expect.

This interesting bit of trivia comes from self-described hardware/software engineer Robert Ou, who recently asked his Twitter followers if they could explain why this seemingly random string of numbers has been seen by HIBP over a hundred times.

This is a fantastic nugget of trivia that ought to entertain friends at your next dinner party or night out at the pub.