Even if you think your password is unique, according to a 2019 survey by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, “123456” is the most commonly used password. And the second most popular password is... “password.”
In these volumes, artist Aram Bartholl has compiled 4.6 million personal passwords that were leaked in the hack of LinkedIn in the summer of 2012. Can you find yours?
The similarity of our passwords might suggest that we have more in common with each other than we assume. What passes for originality for one person might be the same for another, and these commonalities could actually put our personal data at risk.