Specops Software, a password management and authentication company released a compilation of frequently used DC and Marvel characters found on breached password lists on Monday.
To determine the list, the company said it analyzed more than 800 million passwords from a subset of more than 2 billion passwords in Specop’s Breached Password Protection.
According to Specops, Marvel’s Loki appears most frequently on lists of broken passwords.
Runner-up “Thor” surfaced almost 148,000 times on the password lists, edging out “Robin” at number 3. “Joker” and “Flash” round out the top five.
Interestingly, the top 10 includes six DC characters, compared to Marvel’s four appearances with “Batman” (DC), “Superman” (DC), “Vision” (Marvel), “Falcon” (Marvel) and “Penguin” (DC) at the top of the list.
It has been revealed that superhero characters used as passwords can still use a healthy dose of special characters and numbers.
The results add a layer of cybersecurity to the classic debate about the two comic universes.
In recent months, there have been a number of high-profile cybersecurity attacks on critical U.S. infrastructure, including a water treatment plant in Florida, JBS Foods ransomware attacks and the incident at the Colonial Pipeline.
This highlights the importance of password security in the face of recent cybercrime.
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