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

November 21, 2011

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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.

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