25 "Worst Passwords" of 2011 Revealed

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 11 years ago

    "If you see your password below, STOP!

    Do not finish reading this post and immediately go change your password -- before you forget. You will probably make changes in several places since passwords tend to be reused for multiple accounts."

    1. password

    2. 123456


    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

    Much more info at:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/25-worst- … 55980.html

    1. rbe0 profile image61
      rbe0posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Whoever stole my password and posted it on the internet in this article is a total a-hole!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image60
        paradigmsearchposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        It's what I do. lol

  2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 11 years ago

    and...password123 and welcome

    sometimes techy folks set things up for some of us and then some of us forget to change the password (not me)

  3. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 11 years ago

    A sporadic PSA bump.

  4. 2uesday profile image66
    2uesdayposted 11 years ago

    Someone somewhere is upset that all their passwords have been used up by being posted online wink smile

    1. imkd profile image60
      imkdposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      No absolutely not... two password are mine listed above but happy to see them there big_smile

  5. leahlefler profile image94
    leahleflerposted 11 years ago

    I find it interesting that "ashley" is a common password - I wonder why? Thanks for the PSA, paradigmsearch!

  6. wrenfrost56 profile image55
    wrenfrost56posted 11 years ago

    phew *wipes brow* glad none of mine made the list. That was amusing thanks for that. smile

  7. Rosie2010 profile image69
    Rosie2010posted 11 years ago

    very interesting.  It is hilarious that people actually use the word "password" as their password.  I can understand using their own name as it is easy to remember.. but a dead giveaway.  But still, "password"??? lol

    I use several letters (mix with lower and upper case) with numbers, but still my hotmail email account got hacked a few months ago.  I heard many hotmail accounts had been hacked, so it must be hotmail.  It's a jungle out there!

    1. lobobrandon profile image87
      lobobrandonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Mine got hacked and I can't retrieve it...
      It says it will send a confirmation to my mobile but I tried plenty of times to no avail.

  8. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 11 years ago

    my password is 2011

  9. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 11 years ago

    Whew - glad "b!tchslap" isn't on the list!

    1. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      damn that was mine! lol

    2. Disturbia profile image60
      Disturbiaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol lol

  10. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 11 years ago


  11. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 11 years ago

    Mornin' all! What are you guys doing today? I'm going to have to tear myself away from the puter and get to chopping, dicing, slicing, and baking for tomorrow's feast! If any of you are in South GA tomorrow, like on your way to FL, stop and eat with us!

  12. georgescifo profile image72
    georgescifoposted 11 years ago

    you might have missed the password "love"

    1. sunforged profile image73
      sunforgedposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      cant think of any common services that allow a four letter password anymore

      a good password should be alpha numeric, use caps if possible and even incorporate special characters!

  13. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 11 years ago

    i read this same item (OP) in the local newspaper this a.m.

  14. CZCZCZ profile image89
    CZCZCZposted 11 years ago

    I find it hilarious that after all these years the top is still just simply password and 123456, who is actually still doing this.  Use a pets name and street address, or a grandparents middle name and your birthyear or something besides password.  Heck just use a pattern that is easy to smash on the keyboards that is random and use the shift to start or end the pattern.  Anything can be better than simply password

  15. melbel profile image94
    melbelposted 11 years ago

    The password to my server is incredibly insecure. It'd be out in seriously seconds under a dictionary attack. I'd picked it after a recent format knowing it wasn't going back online. I'm taking it apart.

  16. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 11 years ago

    Over the next year, I bet 121212 (and variations thereof) are going to make the list.

  17. Mikeydoes profile image44
    Mikeydoesposted 11 years ago

    Those are passwords you use on things that don't matter only, lol.

    Using a password like that is how you get "hacked"

  18. Mighty Mom profile image79
    Mighty Momposted 11 years ago

    Good thing I'm dyslexic.
    My password is drowssap.
    Shhhhh. Don'ttell anyone.

  19. mega1 profile image69
    mega1posted 11 years ago

    I am interested in knowing how you came up with this list of 25 bad passwords - and who does this kind of research?  Thing is, who is out there answering the survey "For scientific study purposes only, please tell us your password(s)"  who?  I mean, if I was stupid enough to use "mypassword" would I be dumb enough to reveal it?  come on now.  or is this just on of your paradigm searchs?  I bet it is!  that explains it!  haha.  fooled me!

  20. Rising Caren profile image81
    Rising Carenposted 11 years ago

    If I look at my passwords on  different sites, I can tell how long I've been on it.

    I have some very weak passwords out there on sites I joined as a tween/teen, stronger when I reached 17/18, stronger still around 20 and now my passwords are much much stronger.

    Though I admit, if it's not a site I worry about, I sometimes use my passwords from my last password age, so it's not a completely accurate way to track evolution of my passwords over time.

    Of course, I'd never be lazy enough to just use "password". I think my stupidest password ever was asdf;lkj .I used that one in 8th grade after I learned how to type.

  21. TLMinut profile image59
    TLMinutposted 11 years ago

    You wonder who does this? An administrator at a school used 123456 recently and was discovered when a student got into records and started playing. Everyone was dumbfounded. Luckily the kid was doing things to show the admin how stupid it had been and didn't cause actual damage. He just sent Nyaah, nyaah messages apparently!


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