Growing Up Little

25 Worst Passwords of 2012

SplashData released its list of the 25 worst passwords for 2012 on Wednesday with very few surprises, reports ABC News.

1.  password
2,  123456
3.  12345678
4.  abc123
5.  qwerty
6.  monkey
7.  letmein
8.  dragon
9.  111111
10. baseball
11. iloveyou
12. trustno1
13. 1234567
14. sunshine
15. master
16. 123123
17. welcome
18. shadow
19. ashley
20. football
21. jesus
22. michael
23. ninja
24. mustang
25. password1

 

SplashData created the list based on files containing millions of hacked passwords. It advises anyone using passwords on the bad list to change them as soon as possible or risk becoming a victim in a future breach of security.

A proper secure password consists of at least eight characters that include one uppercase letter, a special character and a number.

 

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