Top 10 Popular PasswordsMay 15, 2008 – 5:59 AM
If you want to be stylish and liked, go with what’s popular. But if you want security, using the most popular passwords are a sure way to leave hackers an easy way into your accounts. Apparently, a whopping 20% of people use some variant of the following 10 password choices, according to this blog post:
- Your partner, child, or pet’s name, possibly followed by a 0 or 1 (because they’re always making you use a number, aren’t they?)
- The last 4 digits of your social security number.
- 123 or 1234 or 123456.
- Your city, or college, football team name.
- Date of birth – yours, your partner’s or your child’s.
Of course, password crackers can hack a lot more types of passwords than just the top 10 variants–read the full article to learn more.
Source: IT Security