It's obvious that people mostly ignore warnings about using unsafe passwords no matter how many times they are reminded. That's because every year the password string "password" ranks at the top of the list of Internet surveys. Well, until this year that is. Security firm Splash Data has released their 2013 annual report of its Top 25 Worst Passwords, ranked based on how often the password string was found posted online. "123456" has taken over the top spot this year. Don't worry, though: "Password" is still an extremely popular password, ranking 2nd on the survey list. Personal favorites of mine that also made the list this year include perennial favorites "iloveyou" and "letmein" plus the new entrant "princess."
If any of you use online passwords that appear on this list - please change them.
- 'Password' Unseated by '123456' on SplashData's Annual Worst Passwords List (2013)
→ See also
- Five Steps to a Strong Password