I'z In Ur Email, Writing Ur Mom: Worst Passwords

November 21, 2011


My voice is my passport, verify me.

This is a list of the 25 crappiest passwords of 2011. I guess some people just reallllllly hate their privacy. And identities. Did I tell you one time I got my identity stolen? I found out who did it and buried him in the desert. So, in a way, he kind of got his stolen too. PERMANENTLY. A list of the "God, change it now":

SplashData, a password management app maker, compiled a list of the 25 worst passwords of 2011, based on millions of stolen passwords that were dumped online.

1. password
2. 123456
3. 12345678
4. qwerty
5. abc123
6. monkey
7. 1234567
8. letmein
9. trustno1
10. dragon
11. baseball
12. 111111
13. iloveyou
14. master
15. sunshine
16. ashley
17. bailey
18. passw0rd
19. shadow
20. 123123
21. 654321
22. superman
23. qazwsx
24. michael
25. football

I'm going to go try these out on my coworker's computers and, if I manage to get in, do something serious -- something to really make them reconsider the strength of their password. "Change their wallpaper to penises?" Bingo.

The 25 Worst Passwords of 2011 [pcmag]

Thanks to Dunc, who still uses a pet's name.

  • Sweet, my name makes the worst password list.

  • George Ragen

    OH COME ON, haven't you learned anything from the movie Hackers??? Everyone knows the most common passwords are love, sex, secret, and god.

  • Oh my god, MY name is Michael!

  • Guest

    I suppose "forgetmenot" is no. 26?

  • Steve Montes

    Thank you Dr. Werner Brandes for your insight.

  • Thanatoslives

    Why are numbers 1 and 18 the same password?

  • Guest

    because it's soooo dumb, it needs to be listed twice...

  • Denis Begin

    the first one is password, the second one is passw0rd. The second one has a zero instead of the letter O.

  • Gloomfrost

    Yeah you're right, I just checked it. It must be something with this new theme's font..
    00000 < zeroes
    ooooo < O's

  • zeroneuronsfiring

    what font are they using on this site where 0 (zero) and o (oh) look almost identical? 1234567890 <-- that is just wrong

  • your_site_sucks_balls_now

    I love that you got rid of the pink in the title bar and the site is looking a lot better.  Why are the hyper links pink though?  Something must be done it just isn't a good look.  Also, bring back anonymous posting or I continue to post from this fake account that declares your site sucks balls.

  • Leonidas Argidisouvlaki

    They were always pink, you just weren't paying attention.

  • I'm safe, wizard69 isn't on that list.

  • i like how password is on there twice

  • rikster81

    is somebody blogging from silent hill?

  • RaptorAssassin

    My thoughts exactly.

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