top 25 password schmucks are you one?

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  1. hiho

    hiho Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Thursday, October 25, 2012
    2012 List of Worst Passwords
    SplashData has just released its annual list of the worst passwords, which features the most common phrases used on the Internet and posted by hackers.

    Here's the complete list:

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

    boneyard Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Thanks....

    All mine have letters/numbers/caps/etc.

    [email protected] is ten keys long.

    Bank one is 12 keys long.

    All are kept on a sticky note on my desk........
     
  3. willrocks

    willrocks Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I'm surprised "welcome" or "welcome1" isn't in the list. In the early days of the web, before passwords were hashed/encrypted these were very popular.
     
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    REDBACK Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I'm half a Schmuck,but i'm not telling which one
    Damm bottles running empty!
    REDBACK
     
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    Clawhammer Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Awesome..I'm clearly not a password schmuck. My password is (Edited...that wasn't too smart :( )
     
  6. hiho

    hiho Active Member Silver Stacker

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    You may like to look again? ;)
     
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    Nedsnotdead Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Surely dragon will drop down now snakes have arrived
     
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    my mistake.
     
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    goldpelican Administrator Staff Member

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    Hackers favourite.

    Once heard of a hacker who was hired to do "penetration testing" of a company's IT infrastructure. About 10 minutes after starting, the company website went down. Guy walked into the office of the manager who had hired him, dumped the physical web server onto his desk and said "you need to improve your building security". Walked out.
     
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    My password is only 20 characters long ;)
     
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    Doh!
     
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    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6iW-8xPw3k[/youtube]

    Dark Helmet: So the combination is... one, two, three, four, five? That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard in my life! That's the kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!

    President Skroob: That's amazing. I've got the same combination on my luggage.
     
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    I would love to have a password that is just letters, most people make me throw in a number along the way.

    I have become so confused over the different passwords I have been using that everytime I forget one and get sent a link to change it, I reuse the latest one. It won't be long until all my passwords are the same, I am sure thre was a Dilbert cartoon about it...
     
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    That's become known as a life password. The password required to take over your life.
     
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    Scary that it has a name...At least I only have one thing to remember to write down on my post-it note.
     
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    You can make this even more secure by putting characters between the words eg.

    correct-horse-battery-staple
     
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    WTF??
    Its times like this i wish i was still smoking,so the pretty colours would make this post more palpable :(

    REDBACK
     

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