The Most Secure PIN Number Is 8068

Here's an interesting read from a statistician who analyzed a set of over three million stolen banking PIN codes purchased online in 2012. After analyzing the dataset, he reported his findings:

The 'Best'...

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"** ** ******* *** ****** ** **** **** **** ** occurrences ** *.* ******* (**** ******* ** *.******%, ***, *** fewer **** ****** ************ ***** *******, *** **** ****** ** magnitude ****** *** **** ******* ******)."

*** '*****' (**** ***** ****) ***:

"*** **** ******* ******** ** **** **** ****** **% ** the *.* ******* ********* ***** **. **'* ******* ********** *** popular **** ******** ******* ** **."

*** ******* ******** **** ******* *****/********* ***** ******* **** **** ***** *** ******, **:

"*************,*** ******* *** ***** *** ** ******* ** ****** **** ** distinct ************!"

"**** ****** **** ***** *** ************ ** ***** **** **** ********* *** *****. **** ***** **** ****** ********. When ******, "****" *********(*****= ****, **=*)."*******" **** ******* ** ** *** ****** **** ********."

***** *** ****** ** ********* ******* ******* **** *** ***** used ** ****** *******. *** ******'* ************** ** *** **********: Use '******' ** **************, ********** ************** *******:

"Bottom ****: ******** *********** **** ******, *** *** ****** *********** ** ********** on **** ******** ***** *** **** ******* **** ********’* **** if **** ***** ** *******. ** **** *** ****** ******* all ******** *******, *** ** **** ******* *** **** ******.

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******: ********** * ******** **** ** ***** **** ****** **** cause ** ** ****** **** ******.

**** **% ** ****** *** **** ** ******. ***, ****'* quite * ******** ****. ****, ***** *** ********** ****** **** for ********** / ***********.

******: ********** * ******** **** ** ***** **** ****** **** cause ** ** ****** **** ******.

******** ******** (** **** *******).** ********* ***** ****** ** ******** **become **** ******, because hackers try the numbers statistically **** ****** ** ***************** ***** ****** ** ********,**** ******* ****** *** ** ***** ****,*.*. ******** ******* * *** ****.

*******,** ********** **** **** ****** ****** *****, ** ** ** ****** one ** *** ***** **** ******* ****hackers **** ****** **** ****** what works and what doesn't, and its at the bottom of the list already.

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** *** *** *** *** *********, **** ******* *** *** trying ** *** ** * **** ******* ******* *** **** and *** **** * *******.*** *** ****** ***** *** ****?

**** ********** *********** ***** *** ******** *** ****** ****** *******, I ***** *** ******** * * ***** **** **** ********** recent ***** ** *****, **********, ***. (****, ****, ****, ***...).

* **** **** * *** ******* *** ** ***** ***** ten *****.

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