So most everyone has already heard about the massive loss of user information by Gawker Media for their network of sites and the discussion about changing your passwords and avoiding using the same password across multiple sites.

Even without this incident good password management is a must.  These types of events serve to reinforce that.  In fact, this episode has prompted me to start using a program called Last Pass to manage highly randomized passwords for the websites I access.  I mean passwords like 87n*&%amncl(odju

Have you had a chance to read about what types of passwords were found associated with many of those user accounts?

Well the Wall Street Journal has done some analysis of the over 188,000 passwords that were decoded and they have shared a list of the top 50 most common passwords that were leaked:


Are you as surprised with some of these passwords as I am?