Top 10 passwords 2008

by David Naylor
Bronco - Digital Marketing Agency

I just had a client send me a password, which I have told them they need to change, what made me laugh was Becky my wife said “it’s better than the old password” which was password .. lol, then that reminded me of the top 10 passwords ..
darkreading had these top 10 passwords :

1. (username)
2. (username)123
3. 123456
4. password
5. 1234
6. 12345
7. passwd
8. 123
9. test
10. 1

Threadwatch had in 2007

1. password
2. 123456
3. qwerty
4. abc123
5. letmein
6. monkey
7. myspace1
8. password1
9. blink182
10. (your first name)

modern life is rubbish has a UK List in 2006 :

1. 123
2. password
3. liverpool
4. letmein
5. 123456
6. qwerty
7. charlie
8. monkey
9. arsenal
10. thomas

But across europe the top 10 is still

1. Password
2. 12345
3. Football Club
4. Partners Name
5. letmein
6. Monkey
7. Own name
8. 1234
9. Qwerty
10. First school or Colour

and people wonder why their Blogs get hacked !!

DaveN

Bronco - Digital Marketing Agency
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