It is amazing how unoriginal people are in their choices, as this Wordle of recently compromised Gawker user passwords illustrates. The top 200 passwords from the 180,000 or so released are shown.
More interestingly, due to the close proximity of the hacks, we can compare the passwords associated with email addresses registered at both Gawker and rootkit.com. This gives an interesting data point on the widely known problem of password re-use. Thi
The ability to use two-factor authentication, which will be rolled out over the next few days, is designed to make it considerably harder to break in to Google accounts. Despite repeated admonishments, a surprising number of people use the same weak passw