Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Top 25 Computer Passwords Of 2012

Here's a good one: DUMBASS.

From Gawker.


The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2012
by Casey Chan
Oct. 23, 2012

Though I had hoped that we, as people, would have improved our passwords by now, it turns out that we, as people, are still unimaginative and so very lazy. Just take a look at the most popular (read: the worst) passwords of 2012. They're terribly predictable.

The rankings were created by SplashData who gathered the data from the millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers in 2012 and ranked them in order of popularity. It's all similar to year's past but we've got some new additions at the end of the list in Jesus and password1.


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)


4 comments:

  1. "Ashley" made me laugh. That seems so random. :-)

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  2. What no profanity? Where is the creativity?

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    1. I once had to work with an IT guy whose sole joy was resetting passwords for people who forgot them.

      He got a kick out of confirming that the sweet old church lady in cubicle #26 had a password of "MOOSECOCK".

      Or the boss who called in the middle of a business meeting on speakerphone who couldn't access his company email, and demanded his password, despite my buddy asking to be taken off speakerphone first. Yeah, his was "Iluvmandystits".

      His wife's name was Carol, she was sitting right next to him, as was his secretary Amanda. Neither was amused.

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  3. that's great, cam3709!!!

    I use a random PW generator (and storage) program so my passwords are so secure and each one unique, I don't even know 'em. (except for the one that gets me into the program, of course)

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