Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Top 25 Worst Passwords

"To err is human, to really foul things up requires a computer."
~Bill Vaughan, 1969
Web site Internet Crime Complaint Center's (IC3) and other sites have published a list of the worst passwords. A study was done on a list of millions of stolen passwords posted on-line by hackers and here are the top 25 passwords found in the list.

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. passw0rd
19. shadow
20. 123123
21. 654321
22. superman
23. qazwsx
24. michael
25. football
Bottom Line

If you use any of these passwords, change it now. Here's some advice on creating a good password:
http://perpetualpreparedness.blogspot.com/2011/05/passwords.html

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