Password Puffery – Do Any Of These Look Familiar?

According to a recent study release by SplashData, an American password management data application, the 25 ‘worst’ internet passwords you can choose to use are:

  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

So if any of the above ring a bell you may wish to quickly change them.  You can also try any prospective password by running it through this test. I tried a new password out and was gratified to learn that it would take some 39,000 years to hack!

Word of caution: I would not however try out any existing passwords on a third party site such as this as you can not be sure how secure the site itself is.

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About thedigitalconsultant

Roger Smith is a retired international, digital consultant and former British Council Director of Online Operations within the East Asia region.
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