Skip to comments.25 Worst Internet Passwords
Posted on 11/20/2011 5:02:59 PM PST by freespirited
If password is your password, chances are youve been the victim of a hack attack.
Password is the least successful, according to SplashDatas annual list of worst Internet passwords.
The list, notes Mashable.com, is somewhat predictable. Sequences of adjacent numbers or letters on the keyboard, such as qwerty and 123456, and popular names, such as ashley and michael, all are common choices. Other common choices, such as monkey and shadow, are harder to explain.
As some websites have begun to require passwords to include both numbers and letters, it makes sense varied choices, such as abc123″ and trustno1, have become popular choices.
SplashData created the rankings based on millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers. Here is the complete list:
SplashData CEO Morgan Slain urges businesses and consumers using any password on the list to change them immediately.
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Whew, Do Re Me is safe.
That’s the same combo I use for my luggage!
This is my password to sign on here:
iamadumass does not show up on the list. Wonder why? Seems to fit
Jenny8675309 didn’t make the list?
Just don’t go with do re mi.
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LOL! Another Spaceballs fan.
The hilarious thing is that people who use those passwords probably forget them.
I’m glad that “soccer” and “rugby” aren’t on there.
At least easylay is ok! ;-)
qwerty’s bad? There is no such word in the dictionary! How about qwerty123 (my evil sister’s password)?
I started using * ******
Keeps me protected
Amazing how stupid people can be and why identity theft is taking off like wild fire!!!
Back when Yahoo games were popular we used to run programs that would take a list of Yahoo names that were no longer allowed (they called them “rares”)and would repeatedly log on with a list of passwords until you hit. It would then save the name and password to a list so later on you could go there, log in, change the password and make the name your own. I still have hundreds of these IDs listed somewhere, only nobody cares about them anymore. There was nothing malicious about this, the names were mostly abandoned for years before we recovered them. It was just a Yahoo policy to never delete a user name so we took advantage of it. Every single word on that top 25 list was on my list plus hundreds more.
If you want to protect your login it isn’t really necessary to come up with something so complicated you end up forgetting it. Just throw something in there that makes it not worth searching for with an automatic program. For example, if your password is “phillip” odds are someday someone will get you. If you change it to “ph7illip” it may as well be “p*%MHr4__G”, nobody is going to crack it.
Nowadays cracking programs aren’t used too often. The more common way to get a password is to trick you into giving it away via some phony login screen or phishing. So be careful when you get anything unexpected asking for a login.
Actually it is a college
Dang. I’m using them all. This could take some time...
I don’t have a password at all on my hom Mac. Not much can be done without spoofing me into accepting it (and I do know better), nothing on there of interest, either. No CC numbers, nothing. It would be a very unproductive pursuit. Not even of value for a botnet, since it’s turned off better than half the time.
Now, the Windows PC at my office is another matter entirely.