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« on: October 25, 2012, 04:31:48 PM »

Most Common Password is 'Password'

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Other commonly used passwords include ‘jesus’, ‘monkey’ and ‘ninja’
There are some constants in life. The sun sets in the west, the tide comes in and goes out, and ‘password’ is the most commonly used password.

SplashData has released a list of the most frequently used passwords online. The security software company looked at millions of stolen passwords that have been released by hackers over the course of 2012.

Unsurprisingly, ‘password’ was the most popular, followed by ‘123456’ and the equally imaginative ‘12345678’. Other entries in the top 25 are equally unsurprising ‘abc123’ lands at number four, and reliable old ‘qwerty’ is number five.

Some common passwords did take us by surprise however - ‘jesus’, ‘mustang’ and ‘michael’ all appear to be fairly common.

Number 12 on the list, ‘trustno1’ is apparently almost as common as it is cynical - although considering this list was compiled from hacked passwords, not entirely unjustified.

And while we all know ninjas are famed for their secrecy, they don’t make for very good passwords - ‘ninja’ slinked its way into the list as the 23rd most used password.

Interestingly, the 25th password on the list is ‘password1’. While adding numbers and symbols to passwords make them more secure, the effect is rather undermined when the word used is that obvious.

SplashData’s full list of popular passwords is as follows. If one of your passwords is on this list then stop reading this and change it right now. And remember the golden rule - never, ever use ‘password’ as a password. You’re not fooling anyone but yourself.

1-password
2-123456
3-12345678
4-abc123
5-qwerty
6-monkey
7-letmein
8-dragon
9-111111
10-baseball
11-iloveyou
12-trustno1
13-1234567
14-sunshine
15-master
16-123123
17-welcome
18-shadow
19-ashley
20-football
21-jesus
22-michael
23-ninja
24-mustang
25-password1

I think 'trustno1' which is at number 12 is the password on Mulders Home Computer and Skully guesses it right to crack into his PC when he has vanished in one episode of The X-Files

some fun ones listed though QWERTY,or letmein..the 123456 reminds me of this
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 05:55:09 PM »

"Ashley"? Really?
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012, 05:58:46 PM »

I like number 7. LETMEIN!   icon_lol
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2012, 06:14:22 PM »

After watching Hackers all those years ago, I was under the impression that most folks used "God" as a password.
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2012, 06:16:49 PM »

I'm disappointed that correct horse battery staple isn't listed.
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2012, 07:24:43 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on October 25, 2012, 06:14:22 PM

After watching Hackers all those years ago, I was under the impression that most folks used "God" as a password.

Ah, if only most password systems didn't require a minimum of 4 characters...
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2012, 08:04:38 PM »

Shows what YOU know.  Hackers PROVED it could be three characters.  You gonna argue with the professionals behind Hackers?
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2012, 08:13:45 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on October 25, 2012, 08:04:38 PM

Shows what YOU know.  Hackers PROVED it could be three characters.  You gonna argue with the professionals behind Hackers?

I guess God is able to break the rules if he wants to. My bad.
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2012, 08:20:04 PM »

Ummm...Not sure if you're getting the joke here.  This is what I'm talking about.   It's kind of a running joke amongst IT people how badly written it was.
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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2012, 08:38:20 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on October 25, 2012, 08:20:04 PM

Ummm...Not sure if you're getting the joke here.  This is what I'm talking about.   It's kind of a running joke amongst IT people how badly written it was.

I do get it. I'm just making bad jokes of my own. You know, in the spirit of bad jokes. Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2012, 08:40:48 PM »

Ah, wasn't sure if Hackers was as much a national treasure in Denmark as it is here in the U.S.  Glad to hear it's world renowned!
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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2012, 08:45:28 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on October 25, 2012, 08:40:48 PM

Ah, wasn't sure if Hackers was as much a national treasure in Denmark as it is here in the U.S.  Glad to hear it's world renowned!

I wouldn't know. What those crazy Danes do is beyond mortal comprehension. Never saw the movie, but the reference was obvious anyway. smile
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« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2012, 09:22:15 PM »

Norway, Denmark...whatever.  You both worship Odin and drive longboats to work.
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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2012, 09:39:03 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on October 25, 2012, 09:22:15 PM

Norway, Denmark...whatever.  You both worship Odin and drive longboats to work.

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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2012, 10:15:50 PM »

I like 15-master

If it was "MASTER" it'd be straight up TRON!  smile 
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« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2012, 11:00:20 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 25, 2012, 09:39:03 PM

Quote from: hepcat on October 25, 2012, 09:22:15 PM

Norway, Denmark...whatever.  You both worship Odin and drive longboats to work.

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(Sorry TiLT)

this, but he forgot about they young sons putting their fingers into dikes as a national past-time.
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« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2012, 11:26:13 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on October 25, 2012, 11:00:20 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 25, 2012, 09:39:03 PM

Quote from: hepcat on October 25, 2012, 09:22:15 PM

Norway, Denmark...whatever.  You both worship Odin and drive longboats to work.

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(Sorry TiLT)

this, but he forgot about they young sons putting their fingers into dikes as a national past-time.

Almost took this to a bad place...but good sense is prevailing.   icon_twisted
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« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2012, 11:41:42 PM »

Quote from: ericb on October 25, 2012, 11:26:13 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 25, 2012, 11:00:20 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 25, 2012, 09:39:03 PM

Quote from: hepcat on October 25, 2012, 09:22:15 PM

Norway, Denmark...whatever.  You both worship Odin and drive longboats to work.

 icon_lol icon_lol

(Sorry TiLT)

this, but he forgot about they young sons putting their fingers into dikes as a national past-time.

Almost took this to a bad place...but good sense is prevailing.   icon_twisted

oh, I already did that, I just disguised it behind images of Bjorn Cabbagetop and Sturla Berg-Johansen.
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« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2012, 03:41:32 AM »

Quote from: TK-421 on October 25, 2012, 06:16:49 PM

I'm disappointed that correct horse battery staple isn't listed.

Oldish article, that's why. I think that xkcd came out after said article was released.
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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2012, 10:45:17 PM »

I have had MULTIPLE customers with "letmein" as their password...

Good thing my 2 main passwords aren't on there. Password and 1234567890
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