In 2012, LinkedIn was hacked into and as a result, millions of LinkedIn passwords leaked online. And now, it's offline too and all of it can be found in Aram Bartholl’s ‘Forgot Your Password?’ books. The set of eight books is printed with the 4.7 million passwords that were lost, in alphabetical order.
By printing the passwords in books, Bartholl has created a set of books that is almost encyclopaedic, because it offers a snapshot at the private passwords people use.
Currently the eight weighty volumes are touring Europe and people are encouraged to flip through them and maybe even look up their own password. The passwords that people choose for their accounts can be pretty strange and thankfully usernames have not been included in the books.
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