Charset distribution of leaked user passwords worldwide 2017

The statistic shows the distribution of password character sets found among various databases leaked online as of 2017. From 320 million hashed passwords that were analyzed, 49 percent were found to be a mix of numbers and lowercase alphabetic characters. Just two percent of passwords were a mix of numbers, upper- and lowercase alphabetic characters, and symbols.

Character set distribution of user passwords worldwide as of August 2017

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Sources

Release date

August 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

August 2017

Special properties

320 million hashed passwords

Supplementary notes

According to the source, the data comes from an analysis of "over 319 million plaintext passwords compiled from various non-hashed data breaches, in the form of SHA-1 hashes."

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