30 Most Popular LinkedIn Passwords That Were Hacked [Infographic]


With the latest hype about stolen LinkedIn passwords comes a lot of posts on security measures and whether you have a secure password or not. It also comes with a lot of parody.

A new inforgraphic from security firm Rapid7 has revealed the top passwords stolen from this week’s LinkedIn security breach. There are hundreds of duplicates and patterns associated with the compromised log-in information.

“Link” was the number one hacked password, according to Rapid7. But many other LinkedIn users also picked passwords — “work” and “job” for example — that were associated with the career site’s content.

Religion was also a popular password topic — “god,” “angel” and “jesus” also made the top 15. Number sequences such as “1234? and “12345? also made the list.

The breach comes on the heels of news that LinkedIn’s iOS app potentially violates user privacy by sending detailed calendar entries to its servers.

Check out the infographic below to see the most commonly used passwords. If you use a password that made the top 30 for any of the sites you access, you may want to consider opting for a more secure one that features letters, numbers and symbols.