Security Audit Finds Many Passwords Contain Word 'Password'

A security audit of the Western Australian government released by the state’s auditor general found that 26 percent of its officials had weak, common passwords -- including more than 5,000 including the word “password” out of 234,000 in 17 government agencies. The legions of lazy passwords were exactly what you -- or a thrilled hacker -- would expect: 1,464 people went for “Password123” and 813 used “password1.”