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This article was published on November 16, 2013

Adobe’s leaked passwords are now a playable crossword game

Adobe’s leaked passwords are now a playable crossword game
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Owen Williams

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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

It’s been a painful few weeks for Adobe, as their network was compromised and over 150 million usernames and passwords of their customers were leaked online. In a fun (but quite scary) twist, a HackerNews member has created a crossword of the most popular leaked passwords.

A list of the most common passwords used for Creative Cloud accounts was released a few weeks ago which exposed just how insecure most users’ passwords are. As noted by the creator of the password crossword it’s best to use a tool to generate the password for you; “the current best practice for passwords is to generate a unique random password for every login and use a password management service such as KeePass, RoboForm, or LastPass.”

If you haven’t reset your Adobe Creative  Cloud password already, you should reset it right now here.

➤ Leaked password crossword [Zed0]