Anti Public Combo List Analysis Reveals Password Habits Improving

Finally things may be improving.


by Tom Spring

An independent analysis of the so-called Anti Public Combo List, a dump of 562 million breached usernames and passwords, reveals a privacy silver lining. Hard to imagine, but according to an analysis of the data by Duo Labs researchers, consumers are slowly adopting safer passwords habits.


The Anti Public Combo List is a massive database of email addresses and password pairs that have been pieced together over the past several years from various unrelated breaches and data leaks. Late last week, breach notification service HaveIBeenPwned? found the list along with a second one on the dark web of more than 593 million, adding more than one billion new email addresses and passwords to the repository.


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