Thursday, October 25, 2012

2012 List of Worst Passwords

SplashData has just released its annual list of the worst passwords, which features the most common phrases used on the Internet and posted by hackers.

Here’s the complete list:

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)

18 comments:

  1. Whew! '=FLb@f4kW2qhXQmEPLKZ' wasn't on there. I'm relieved!

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    1. Neither was: kjGJDthgJHkjhkGhtfHGFDhtfgjyohUHyujihfYU2T5F8g4Y9U29081267964rYJHghlkjHKfdyrfYUoi
      Thank goodness

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    2. It was number 26!

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  2. That these still exist remains a mystery.

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    1. I'll use that the next time I have to reset because I forgot my password! I love it!!

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    2. I used his motto"Hope and Change". I changed it cause I lost hope.

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  4. Does this call for a government program to audit all passwords as a part of national security? Just give all your passwords to the government and everything will be ok. :-)

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  5. hard to believe there aren't any political candidates with a descriptive modifier attached.
    ie, senilemccain or uglypelosi.

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    1. Good thinking! The mind boggles at the opportunities for satisfaction!

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  6. I propose that every password management system just load these top 25 as invalid. Add to the list each year. sure the list gets longer each year, but the passwords will get harder to guess each year too.

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  7. You use =FLb@f4kW2qhXQmEPLKZ too?! Aw come on, now I have to go change mine...

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  8. I aint tellin no one my secret password is punkin pie!
    Cleetus

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  9. In 1997, I worked for a Hospital in S. Florida. I read a similar list with the top four passwords (at the time). They were something like God, Love, Secret, Password. Just being a kid (I was 19), I tried to log into the manager's screen with one of the above. Bingo! I logged out immediately. Three days later I was called into HR and fired.
    Lesson. Don't test the passwords at work unless you want a pink slip!

    -edward

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    1. Serves you right. But the manager should be fired too for endangering the company security ... huh?

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  10. Where's Bungholio?

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