Thursday, January 05, 2012

Top 10 Common Passwords

I was going to title this “Popular Passwords of 2011” but unfortunately I can’t find the original FBI article referred to in the January 4, 2012 article in the Los Angeles Times: “Some passwords are easy for hackers to crack”

According to the article the top ten most common passwords used are:

1. password
2. 123456
3. 12345678
4. qwerty
5. abc123
6. monkey
7. 1234567
8. letmein
9. trustno1
10. dragon

It would be interesting to do an audit of a company to see how many of their users have passwords in the top 10. I really wouldn’t have guessed “monkey” or “dragon” were a favorite but what do I know? I hope no one has a privileged user account out there protected with any of the top 10!

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