The 10 most used passwords show we are all stupid

What is your password?  If the answer is “password”, “123456”, “qwerty” or your own first name you are among the millions of people who need to spend some more time securing their data.  Danish magazine is quoting an upcoming article in PC Magazine that makes public the 10 most used passwords in the world.  The top ten show a severe lack of originality and understanding of what a password is for.

The top 10 most used passwords:

  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. qwerty
  4. abc123
  5. letmein
  6. monkey
  7. myspace1
  8. password1
  9. blink182
  10. your own first name

Needless to say, if your password is one of these it will take hackers and pretty much anyone else mere seconds to access your private data and chances are your MySpace account will soon contain images of animals engaged in interesting activities and lenthy diatribes about natural viagra and cheap printer cartriges.  If you are so lazy you want to use your own name as a password, at least spell it backwards.

From PC Magazine via

, , ,

One response to “The 10 most used passwords show we are all stupid”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *