If you have one of 2012's 25 most popular passwords, CHANGE IT NOW, idiot!

password-top-use.jpgAre our computer usage habits evolving so slowly that, in the year 2012, the most popular password is still “PASSWORD“? Seriously?? What idiots are they churning out in ICT classes these days?

According to SplashData, who’ve pooled together data from millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers in 2012 (ranked by popularity), it makes for frankly embarrassing reading. “123456“?, “qwerty“???

I do have a soft spot for “jesus” and “ninja“. “jesusninja” might have been a better bet though.

And the irony of “trustno1” in at number 12 is not lost on us.

The top 25 is as follows:

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

Via: PR Web






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Gerald Lynch

Gerald LynchIf you have one of 2012's 25 most popular passwords, CHANGE IT NOW, idiot!