RockYou2024! A collection of 10 billion passwords highlighting the greatest security failures.

Thanks ObamaCare!

The unveiling of RockYou2024 has necessitated an update to the compromised passcodes repository by Have I Been Pwned, along with the potential requirement for new hardware to sift through the nearly 10 billion passwords that were recently disseminated on the web in plaintext. This compilation essentially serves as a showcase of all the recent significant security breaches where unencrypted passwords were seized or hashed passwords were successfully deciphered. To exacerbate the situation, this is not the inaugural disclosure, as a previous version named RockYou2021.txt exposed approximately 8 billion passcodes.

RockYou2024 is set to augment the efficiency of rainbow tables and credential stuffing attacks, at least temporarily if not spanning over several years. Regrettably, it has been relegated to the second position this year, as a prior breach unveiled a staggering 12 terabytes of data encapsulating over 26 billion entries. It currently holds the title of the “Mother of All Breaches (MOAB)” in the realm of security for professionals.

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