December 18, 2011

The Worst Passwords of 2011

SplashData along with the help of some hackers have compiled some of the most hack-friendly passwords to raise a campaign for password security measures and awareness. Most people tends to set easy-to-remember passwords across many of their online accounts that will expose them to security vulnerabilities. The great thing about this compilation were you’ll have the idea on how important the password strength you’ll use on your online accounts such Facebook, Twitter and Emails etc.. At the top of the research, with no shocker the word “password” is the most hackable password in the list follows by 123456, 12345678, qwerty and abc123 completes the top five. The complete list of the Top 25 Worst Passwords of 2011 is after the break, check it out. Check out whether there is any password which you uses.

Top 25 Worst Passwords of year 2011

 1. 123456
 2. 12345678
 3. letmein
 4. dragon
 5. abc123
 6. monkey
 7. 1234567
 8. password
 9. trustno1
10. qwerty
11. baseball
12. 111111
13. sunshine
14. superman
15. master
16. ashley
17. bailey
18. passw0rd
19. football
20. 123123
21. 654321
22. iloveyou
23. qazwsx
24. michael
25. shadow

Most importantly, we hope that this will open our readers eyes too, and that if you are currently have any of the above mentioned  passwords it will be a good thing that you change that password immediately.

According to SplashData here are some tips for choosing a secure password.
  •       If you think that your password is weak then:
1. Use different characters, words and numbers and special characters in your password.

2. Keep your password at least eight characters long; use spaces and underscores to separate small words.

3. Use different passwords for different websites. If you cannot remember different passwords use online password managers and different smartphone applications to keep track of your passwords. The Techbay | All Rights Reserved.

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