25 of the Worst Passwords from 2011

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As I look through this list of last year’s worst passwords I keep wondering:

What where these people thinking!?!

They were thinking, “Easy.”

If you haven’t figured out a system for solid passwords that are easy to remember, be sure to invest in a password management program.

Now, here are the 25 worst passwords from last year:

  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

There are a few things to keep in mind when creating a password:

  • Don’t use a name.
  • Don’t use a word that can be found in the dictionary.
  • Use at least eight characters.
  • Use special characters, upper and lower case letters and numbers.

Finally, make sure you regularly update your passwords!

[via Forbes]


Eric Dye

I am a blogger, business owner and lover of coffee. I spend most of my time as Programs Director for Open Church, but you'll also find me as a writer and editor for ChurchMag, as well as working on Live Theme and ChurchMag Press. All while enjoying my family and sipping espresso in Italy.

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