The Top 25 (Most Used) Passwords for 2013!
Come on, folks! You HAVE to be able to come up with better passwords than this!
By: Melanie Pinola – ITWorld — “Once again, it’s time to look back on last year’s worst passwords and wonder if there’s any hope for us and online security.
Password management developer SplashData announced it’s annual list of the 25 most common passwords, according to password leaks. For the first time, ‘password’ lost the top spot and moved to second place, beat by ‘123456’ (which took second place in 2012).
‘123456,’ I’m sure you’re well aware, is only a little more secure than ‘12345,’ which even Spaceballs says is the stupidest password ever (and happens to be #20 on this list).
SplashData notes that a couple of new entries reflect the major Adobe passwords breach last year: ‘adobe123’ and ‘photoshop’–and cautions that using the site name in the password is a no no.
Other new entries include ‘123456789’ (variation on the same theme), ‘princess’ (perhaps a reflection of more princesses going online), ‘assert’ (?), and ‘000000’ (at least more efficient in terms of typing the keys in).
Here’s the full awards list for SplashData’s ‘Worst Passwords of 2013′”: