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More than 11 million passwords taken from infidelity dating website Ashley Madison have been cracked by a group of password decoders, who have revealed just how basic some of them are.

For its new research—which obviously helps tout it for business—the security firm looked at data from over 30,000 breaches that took place over the last couple years that subsequently surfaced online.

So it’s not the US site, OK Cupid, but the niche sites included within Cupid Media, like Ukraine Date.com, Iranian Singles Connection.com, and the ever-popular Military

) 20,000 chose the bottom row of the keyboard with the password: “zxcvbnm”.

Problems: If you use the same password for multiple accounts, hackers can easily access your bank, email, Netflix, and be on the superhighway to identity theft.

Digital Shadows tries to help its corporate clients make better security decisions, which includes figuring out when to force employees to reset their passwords on their internal systems.

Major data breaches can provide a good reason for such a move.

"While we acknowledge the data breach, but only a small number of users were affected," said Anton, an employee at the dating site, who did not provide his last name in his email.

"The data leak was from one of our test databases, the majority of data were dummy data and were randomly generated, and the vulnerability was immediately remediated," he added.

“The majority of passwords that we have cracked so far appear to be quite simple, either being lowercase with numbers or just lowercase,” Cyno Sure Prime said on its blog.

“The shortest password we cracked had a character length of 1 (length 1), while the longest was length 28.” The Impact Team, who claimed responsibility for the allegedly breach, first published personal data of members in July onto the dark web before uploading a second batch of data about the website’s own staff and how the website is built a month later.

The email to reset your password will be sent from [email protected] passwords can only be reset using the email link.