Most Popular Passwords of 2011

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Contributed by David

Most of your reading this should be more aware of computer security than the average computer user. After all you read visit Yu-Kym's site with some regularity and Ms. Loh's followers are more computer savvy than most.


That is with the exception of one Anon...,I digress so back to the topic.


What follows is an article from Gizmodo.com.




It's pretty similar to results from previous
years but that shouldn't really come as a surprise, right? It's not like the
computer, keyboard, password and human brain were invented yesterday. We're not
that much different year to year. The rankings were created by SplashData who gathered the data from the millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers in 2011.


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


There are always new computer users, very young an uniformed users and those that a just lazy.

Using any of the above as passwords is an invitation to hackers to come and borrow one computer for any type of neferarious activity.

If you or anyone you know use any of the passwords shown on this list, do yourself or a friend a favour and change to a more secure password SOON!

Combine upper and lower case characters at least one number and where allowed characters such as @, %, or >.

A tougher to crack password will go a long way to protect ones online privacy and identity.







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