2011’s 25 “Worst Passwords”!

2011’s 25 “Worst Passwords”!

Find out what are 2011’s 25 “worst passwords” and learn some tips in how to create a more secure password to protect your personal account or information.

If somehow you see your password below or one of your accounts password are listed below, then it would be wise to change it, if value your account.

SplashData a password management and security solution company for Windows or Mac OS platforms, compiled a list of 25 “Worst Passwords”.

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. passwOrd
19. shadow
20. 123123
21. 654321
22. superman
23. qazwsx
24. michael
25. football

Alternatively, last year, Imperva: a database, file and web app security company, looked at the 32 millions passwords stolen from RockYou, and created their own Top 10 worst password list:

1. 123456
2. 12345
3. 123456789
4. Password
5. iloveyou
6. princess
7. rockyou
8. 1234567
9. 12345678
10. abc123

2011's 25 "Worst Passwords"!

2011's 25 "Worst Passwords"!

If you want to secure your account, then it would be better to have a more secure password as for password best practices, Imperva provided a list which was created by NASA to help its users protect their account. This includes:

1. Your password should contain at least eight characters.
2. Your password should be a mix for four different types of characters – uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters such as !@#$%^&*();” If there is only one letter or special characer, then it should not be either the first or last character in the password.
3. It should not be a name, or any word in the dictionary, and should not include part of your name or e-mail address.

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