Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man Top the List of Passwords Exposed in Data Breaches: Mozilla

Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man Top the List of Passwords Exposed in Data Breaches: Mozilla

According to the latest post from Mozilla, superhero-themed passwords are increasingly turning up in data breaches. It means more people are using the names of superheroes in their passwords.

Mozilla studied data provided by haveibeenpwned.com to determine the most frequent passwords discovered in data breaches. The data revealed that 368,397 leaks included Superman, 226,327 breaches featured Batman, and 160,030 leaks contained Spider-Man as passwords.

One of the spokespersons from Mozilla stated that a password is similar to your home key. In the online world, your password protects your personal information/ data. Therefore, it is critical to make sure the password is strong.

This blog is a follow-up to previous Mozilla research conducted on the prevalence of Disney princess-themed passwords, particularly among Disney+ subscribers.

Because of the ubiquity of compromised account data on the dark web, a growing number of businesses are turning to password-less solutions.

Recently, Microsoft has expanded its passwordless sign-in feature from Azure Active Directory (AAD) corporate clients on Windows 10 and Windows 11 PCs with consumer Microsoft accounts.

According to Microsoft Security’s Corporate VP, almost all the company’s employees have moved to the passwordless solution. He continued by saying that we leverage biometrics and Windows Hello. Microsoft boasts 200 million password-free users in both consumer and business markets.

Soon all Microsoft accounts will become passwordless, evading the need for a password. Many services are also turning to two-factor (2FA) or multi-factor authentication as a way to avoid the use of passwords.

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