Steps to follow when picking your Ashley Madison password: Do not use important dates or your mother’s maiden name, be sure to include numbers, and—most importantly—choose a password that gives hackers clear insight into your broken and confused state of being.

Following the mid August hack on adultery networking site Ashley Madison, CynoSure Prime has collected some of the more entertaining or depressing passwords that users have had leaked. A lot of them, I think you’ll agree, demonstrate a fairly keen awareness of the morally questionable territory that they were about to log into (found via BoingBoing). Despite that, they are still very bad passwords:

Those that are having doubts about using the site:

ishouldnotbedoingthis

ithinkilovemywife

thisiswrong

whatthehellamidoing

whyareyoudoingthis

cheatersneverprosper

donteventhinkaboutit

isthisreallyhappening

Those that are in denial:

likeimreallygoingtocheat

justcheckingitout

justtryingthisout

goodguydoingthewrongthing

Dang. The struggle of the human conscience in case-sensitive password format.


Contact the author at madeleine@jezebel.com.

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