Fifty worst passwords you should never use !!

Posted: February 13, 2011 in All Categories
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This week post is quite Funky and simple, I simply list the most Fifty common passwords you should never use, that’s it :)) Time and again, the attack on online sites of all genere be it social networking, internet banking, mail, etc show the risk of using weak passwords. An analysis of passwords stolen in the Gawker incident late last year also showed a similar pattern. Unfortunately, an analysis of the passwords stolen in the Gawker incident show that many people are choosing very poor passwords, that are easy for intruders to guess.

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In fact, post Gawker attack, several websites like Google, Twitter, LinkedIn and Yahoo advised users to change their passwords. Security experts often warn users that using the same username and password for multiple sites may be convenient, but it can prove costly. Similarly, many internet users also use poor passwords that are easy for online criminals to guess.

According to security company Sophos, many users (33% according to its research) use the same password on every single website. This means that if their password is stolen in one place, it can be used to unlock access to other sites too. So here is the list of world’s 50 worst passwords. Time to go through them and make sure your password isn’t part of the list.

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Also here is a tip on “How to foolproof your email password

Simply upper-casing your password can minimise a hacker’s chance of finding out your account.

A six-letter password in lower-case text takes a hacker’s computer just 10 minutes to crack. But make those letters upper-case and it takes 10 hours for it to randomly work out your password.

Add numbers and/or symbols to your password and the hacker’s computer has to work for 18 days. Despite widespread warning, 50 per cent of people choose a common word or simple key combination for their password. However, the security conscious among you may want to try this – choose a nine letter password that includes numbers and/or symbols as this would take a hacker’s computer a staggering 44,530 years to break.

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Comments
  1. Mac says:

    Thanks man. I have been using most of the PW format. Now the time has come to change and not to use again.

    Nice blog!!!

    I’ll go through your all blog posts. Hope I’ll get more helpful info.

    Thanks
    Jackie

  2. Cron_MS says:

    I don’t believe I used one of these passwords, I have no surprise if we can crack most accounts online with these 50 password lol..

    By the way I like your blog, unlike other tech bloggers who talk something many don’t understand you have a humorous blog, which speak simple tech things usefull to everyone.. Great work…

  3. katie says:

    your good

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