Worst passwords in 2011 – is yours one of them?

 

We all know that having a strong and difficult to guess password is important. However, a recent report from SplashData on the 25 most common passwords in 2011 shows that internet users still go for hackable and easy to remember passwords. The list is generated from millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers.

 

Take a look and see if your password is on the list. To create a strong one, we recommend both upper and lower case letters combined with numbers and symbols. Sometimes it is easier to remember whole sentences like my_dog_is_sweet1 or house_on_fire! instead of singular words.
Remember also to change your passwords regularly.

 

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