The loud pleas made by the cybersecurity industry, along with the repeated examples of what happens when login credentials are reused, seemingly have fallen on deaf ears as Microsoft found more than 44 million repeated passwords just for its Azure AD and Microsoft Services Accounts.

According to a newly published Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, the company's threat team checked more than 3 billion credentials and found a match for over 44 million Azure AD and Microsoft Services Accounts for the first quarter of 2019.

The credentials that were checked came from various data breaches and multiple sources, including law enforcement and public databases, and then were checked against credentials found in Microsoft systems to look for those that had been compromised.

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