A few weeks ago Adobe’s secure servers were compromised and 150 million passwords stolen. The passwords were subsequently leaked online, and lead to a very interesting conversation about password security. Especially with how common some of the passwords happened to be.
Inspired by the above XKCD strip, a member of HackerNews has turned the most common passwords into a crossword puzzle. Only the most 1000 most common ones were used, and the creators says that it was mostly done for fun. He enjoyed guessing passwords from the hints that users are required to leave in case they forget their passwords. Those hints were also stolen in the attack.
It’s a fun way to spend a few hours, but also a not so subtle reminder that to create a properly secure password; and to not trust companies too much with our personal information. You can play the game here.