Yahoo! didn\u2019t have 400,000 user passwords stolen as much as it gave them away, at least if reports on the subject are to be trusted\n\n\n\tThe company, which could have a hard time figuring out how to make popcorn, stored the data without encryption.\n\n\n\tDespite this glaring security blunder, the company said in a statement, \u201cAt Yahoo! we take security very seriously and invest heavily in protective measures to ensure the security of our users and their data across all our products.\u201d\n\n\n\tYahoo! attempted to downplay the incident by claiming the leaked information belongs to Yahoo Voices, a self-publishing service once known as Associated Content, and that less than five percent of the Voices accounts had still-valid passwords.\n\n\n\tAttention: Your security is only as good as its weakest link.\n\n\n\tThe dumped account information also included account information on Gmail, AOL, Hotmail, Comcast, MSN, SBC Global, Verizon, BellSouth and Live.com users. Security researchers at Rapid7 found data on roughly 106,000 Gmail accounts, 55,000 Hotmail accounts and 25,000 AOL accounts.\n\n\n\tHere are some quotes to demonstrate just how moronic this was:\n\n "Yahoo failed fatally here. \u2026 I mean, this is Yahoo we're talking about. With the security policies it has in place for its other sites, it should have known to at least put up a firewall to detect these kind of things." -- Anders Nilsson, security expert and chief technology officer of Scandinavian security company Eurosecure.\n\n "This isn't supposed to happen. \u2026 [This is] an easy thing to prepare for." -- Constellation Research analyst Ray Wang\n\n \u201cWhy haven\u2019t organizations like Yahoo got it yet? SQL injection is a known attack. If what is stated is true, it\u2019s utter negligence to store passwords in the clear.\u201d -- Mark Bower, a vice president at Voltage Security.\n\n But Yahoo isn't the only idiot here. According to Business Insider, the 10 most common\u00a0passwords in the stolen data are as follows:\n\n\n\tMy pug could come up with better passwords in her sleep.