Wednesday, 21 November 2007

The top 10 most used passwords .. if yours is there better get changing passwords.

I was reading lately on how it seems the average users are using less and less secure passwords online, and there was also a list of the top 10 most used passwords,
lucky none of my passwords are in the list but it might be worth you checking to see if yours are.
The thing is I can see why this problem is happening years ago all you would have to remember is your phone number,
if you had a phone at home and then when the banks brought out cash point machines your card pin, and that was it. (oh apart from maybe your name)

But now with the Internet it really seems like you have to enter anther password every two minutes, there is online banking signing in for email accounts passwords for blogs etc, ect, ect.
and your told never to right them down anywhere so you have to keep all that information floating round in your head,
So unless you have a photographic memory or the brain of Elbert Einstein,

it starts to become harder and harder to remember all that information,
but with the amount of online fraud there is now it really is best to go far a secure one,

even if you have to get it reset if you forget it,

So here are the 10 most common passwords
(I just knew that 'password' was going to be there as a password)

Top 10 Most Common Passwords

  • 10. Thomas

  • 9. arsenal

  • 8. monkey

  • 7. charlie

  • 6. qwerty

  • 5. 123456

  • 4. letmein

  • 3. liverpool

  • 2. password

  • 1. 123

So if you were in the top 10 better get changing those passwords!
Oh and I'm sure I don't need to say this but please don't leave any of your passwords in the comments :-)

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