[Note: this article originally had incorrect numbers which have been corrected after re-running the calculations with the original data.] 

If you came here looking for 10,000 passwords, you probably want to look at this newer article where you can find 10 million passwords. 

Back when I wrote Perfect Passwords, I generated a list of the top 500 worst (aka most common) passwords which seems to have propagated quite a bit across the internet, including being mentioned on GizomodoBoing Boing, SymantecLaughing Squid and many other sites. Since then I have collected a large number of new passwords bringing my current list to about 6.5 million unique username/password combos, including many of those that have been recently made public*.

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