A deeper dive into the passwords from the recent Gmail leak reveal some interesting psychology on why we choose the passwords we do. For one thing, the generated passwords are very easy to spot when you take a look at the data, because they’re so rare. That means most of us are still creating our own short passwords rather than using a password generator. And when we create those passwords, we default to words, phrases, or variations of familiar patterns, because they’re easier to remember.
Check out what our follow-up analysis of the Gmail data reveals: