Worst Passwords of 2011
We have passwords for everything these days and we usually try to make it easy and something we can remember, but some aren’t such good choices. SplashData has released it’s list of the worst internet passwords of 2011.
“Password” ranks first on the list of worst internet passwords. “Passw0rd,” with a zero, isn’t much smarter, ranking 18th on the list. I’m ashamed to say I have used these!
Sequences of numbers or letters on the keyboard, such as “qwerty” and “123456,” and popular names, such as “ashley” and “michael,” all are common choices. Other common choices, such as “monkey” and “shadow,” are harder to explain.
SplashData created the rankings based on millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers. Here’s the complete list: