Top 50 tesco passwords

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According to pastebin and the twitters there has been a compromise of some part of Tesco’s online presence. This possibility was blogged about by @TroyHunt last year. It’s an interesting blog, some of the issues may be resolved by now but it looks like there are still many fatal flaws.

Some basic analysis of the password list reveals the following top list:

charlie 9
sophie 6
chester 5
elizabeth 5
george 5
louise 5
barney 4
benjamin 4
jessica 4
joshua 4
liverpool 4
november 4
shopping 4
arsenal 3
cameron 3
caravan 3
connor 3
dexter 3
dragon 3
francesca 3
hannah 3
harvey 3
jasper 3
jessie 3
kipper 3
manchester 3
marmite 3
michael 3
rachel 3
rebecca 3
shannon 3
smudge 3
thomas 3
tigger 3
tinkerbell 3
william 3
willow 3
123456 2
airport 2
alexander 2
angels 2
annie2 2
archie 2
bananas 2
beetle 2
benson 2
bertie 2
bigbird 2
billy1 2
brighton 2

There seem to be a large amount of people’s names here(presumably partners or children) but I guess that’s what comes from having terrible password procedures in place.

The full password list and count of matches (with no email addresses associated) is also available here.