Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Top 10 Most Common Internet Passwords

FoxNews posted this bit about easily hacked passwords:
The 10 most commonly used passwords on the Web have been revealed as part of an analysis of tens of millions of Internet accounts.

Imperva, a data security firm, said it had analyzed around 32 million passwords that had been exposed in a recent hack of the RockYou Web site.

The top 10 most common passwords:

1. 123456
2. 12345
3. 123456789
4. Password
5. iloveyou
6. princess
7. rockyou *
8. 1234567
9. 12345678
10. abc123

* Note: this list was sourced from the RockYou website.

"Everyone needs to understand what the combination of poor passwords means in today's world of automated cyber attacks: with only minimal effort, a hacker can gain access to one new account every second," said Amichai Shulman, Imperva's chief technical officer.

"Employees using the same passwords on Facebook that they use in the workplace bring the possibility of compromising enterprise systems."
Hello, McFly! In a spirit of Christian charity I must say that if you use one (or more) of these passwords, you're a moron. That is all.


  1. Hey W.B, you just gave away your password.

  2. Now come on, it's only a 10% chance that you get it the first time you try.....

    ....kudos to WB for beating me to the joke....

  3. abc123 now there's a real creative one. are they saying iloveyou to the computer?