The 25 Worst Passwords of 2011

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Internet Insecurity: The 25 Worst Passwords of 2011 - DailyFinance

You've got locks on your doors and maybe even an alarm system guarding your home. But all that stands between criminals and your bank account information is the word "password." Sound familiar? "Password," "123456" and, weirdly, "monkey" are among the 25 worst passwords of the year, according to SplashData, a private company that sells security services and password software.

SplashData compiled its list -- released Monday -- from files containing millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers. And despite all the fancy technology available to hackers, when it comes to breaking and entering, they'll still go for the low-hanging fruit, starting with easy passwords like these.

Here's a tip for creating a more secure password: Make it eight characters or more, and use multiple types of characters -- upper- and lower-case letters, numbers and symbols.

1. password
2. 123456
3. 12345678
4. qwerty
5. abc123
6. monkey
7. 1234567
8. letmein
9. trustno1
10. dragon
11. baseball
12. 111111
13. iloveyou
14. master
15. sunshine
16. ashley
17. bailey
18. passwOrd
19. shadow
20. 123123
21. 654321
22. superman
23. qazwsx
24. michael
25. football

Looks like most of the usual suspects from the past decade are still on there, although "god" is missing.
 

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Nice to see God has gone down in popularity :laugh2:



What about 10001110101 :hmm:
 

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Damn, they got all my passwords! Lucky i have them in a slightly different order! :naughty:

Seriously though, i like abusive passwords just so the hackers know my feelings on getting hacked!
 

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I don't care how secure the you make workplace passwords.
If you get a cleaning job for a week you can get them all from the Post-Its on the monitors and desktops.

I like trustno1 :)
 

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I just smash the keys and when i sign up for something..ahaha
 

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I just smash the keys and when i sign up for something..ahaha

If you ever need to go back just use the 'forgot password' facility.
A password so secure that even you don't know it.
 

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I try to use something like:
1qw23er4

or

12wqasxz

Give them a try.
 

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The problem is that strong password requirements and frequency of password expiration (and not allowing the last 6 used) is causing people to have to go back to writing them down somewhere in plain text, which rather defeats the purpose...
 

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The problem is that strong password requirements and frequency of password expiration (and not allowing the last 6 used) is causing people to have to go back to writing them down somewhere in plain text, which rather defeats the purpose...


Yeah especially government ones

1 cap a number and atleast 8 characters long
 

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"One, two, three, four, five? That's amazing! I've got the same combination on my luggage!"

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how about ****** or •••••• ???
 

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