Friday, November 30, 2012

25 Worst Passwords Used in 2012

Your password is the key to your online presence

If you are not someone who just got access to the internet for the first time like 10 minutes ago, chances are that you have a password. The question I am asking you right now is: how safe is your password? I am sure you imagine it is quite safe and since you don't share it with anyone, your personal information, online deeds and misdeeds are all safe.

Err... that is not quite true. SplashData, a company which makes password management applications, has released its annual "Worst Passwords" list compiled from common passwords that are posted by hackers.

Have a look at the list below:

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

Source: CNN/TIME

I am sure this list would not exactly be the same in Nigeria but there are quite a good number of bad passwords here that would make Nigeria's 25 worst passwords list. Let me give you a tip, if you use your telephone number as your password, you might as well add it as No. 26 on this list.


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