Thursday, October 25, 2012

Top 25 Worse Password Of 2012



Based on a research of Splashdata who collected millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers in 2012 and put them in order of popularity, these are the top 25 worse and predictable passwords of 2012. the info in the parentheses are comparison of the position of the password in compare to the last year ranking .
1. password (unchanged)
2. 123456 (unchanged)
3. 12345678 (unchanged)
4. abc123 (up 1)
5. qwerty (down 1)
6. monkey (unchanged)
7. letmein (up 1)
8. dragon (up 2)
9. 111111 (up 3)
10. baseball (up 1)
11. iloveyou (up 2)
12. trustno1 (down 3)
13. 1234567 (down 6)
14. sunshine (up 1)
15. master (down 1)
16. 123123 (up 4)
17. welcome (new)
18. shadow (up 1)
19. ashley (down 3)
20. football (up 5)
21. jesus (new)
22. michael (up 2)
23. ninja (new)
24. mustang (new)
25. password1 (new)

These kind of passwords are really easy to brute force or even guess by a hacker and using them  will lead to reduce level of your account security almost to zero! Based on this study yet high amount of computer users don't care about their password strength.

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