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The 2014 list of worst passwords


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 03:41 PM

 

SplashData has announced its annual list of the 25 most common passwords found on the Internet – thus making them the “Worst Passwords” that will expose anybody to being hacked or having their identities stolen. In its fourth annual report, compiled from more than 3.3 million leaked passwords during the year, “123456”and “password” continue to hold the top two spots that they have held each year since the first list in 2011. Other passwords in the top 10 include “qwerty,” “dragon,” and “football."

As in past years’ lists, simple numerical passwords remain common, with nine of the top 25 passwords on the 2014 list comprised of numbers only.

Passwords appearing for the first time on SplashData’s list include “696969” and “batman.”

While Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, “iloveyou” is one of the nine passwords from 2013 to fall off the 2014 list.

According to SplashData, the passwords evaluated for the 2014 list were mostly held by users in North America and Western Europe. In 2014, millions of passwords from Russian accounts were also leaked, but these passwords were not included in the analysis.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/01/prweb12456779.htm

 

 

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 03:59 PM

Just talked to someone today that uses a 8 character long password for her bank account, with one capital letter and two numbers. Now a day, even these kind of passwords aren't strong enough. A secure password would have at least 12 characters with multiple capitals and numbers in it I guess.

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 05:27 PM

...“123456”and “password” continue to hold the top two spots that they have held each year since the first list in 2011...


Nothing new in that report. Here's another...

2013 was a wildly visible year for cyber security and online privacy...And yet for all the visibility, punditry, and drama, new data suggests that internet users are still terrible at choosing a good password...

It’s 2014 And Our Passwords Aren’t Getting Better
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Posted 27 January 2015 - 07:58 AM

And "CorrectHorseBatteryStaple" is probably not a good choice of password, after all.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/08/13/correcthorsebatterystaple-dropbox-wit/

 

For those who don't know what this is about, take a look at this:

http://xkcd.com/936/

 

I wonder how popular "LittleBobbyTables" is as a password.....


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 09:00 AM

People are Dropbox are funny guys indeed :P That's funny as hell.

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 10:06 AM

ID-Ten-T or PICNIC...take your choice, the results are the same. :whistle:
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Posted 27 January 2015 - 10:08 AM

I know about ID-Ten-T, but I don't know about PICNIC :P I also know about Code 16 (or 18 depending on the person).

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 05:18 AM

Some people are even 404s  :hysterical:

 

If ever anyone described me as a PICNIC, I'd respond by saying "Problem in Computer, not in Chair:devil:


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Posted 28 January 2015 - 05:55 AM

Here's a few more.

 

 

  • TSTO: Too Stupid To Operate
  • EBK: Error Behind Keyboard
  • EBCAC: Error Between Computer And Chair
  • PEBKAC: Problem Exists Between Keyboard and Chair.
  • Layer 8/9 error: See wikipedia explanation
  • Code 18: The problem is located 18 inches away from the monitor.
  • EEOC: Equipment Exceeds Operator Capabilities
  • FB-PC: F***tard behind PC
  • OHE: Operator Headspace Error
  • C2K: "Chair to Keyboard" problem
  • CBE: Carbon-Based Error
  • ESO: Equipment Smarter than Operator

Edited by NickAu, 28 January 2015 - 05:59 AM.


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Posted 28 January 2015 - 06:00 AM

Code 18 can also be called error 80... it's in my signature. :whistle:

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 06:08 AM

Yes we also have acronyms for cheeky young students in the staff section Alex. :hysterical:



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 06:26 AM

Damn, so many acronyms I didn't know :P Except for Code 16/18, which I use daily at work :lol:

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