X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Idiots Are Still Making “123456” and “Password” the Most Popular Passwords

by Stirling Matheson
Advertisement

What’s the first thing any article about web safety or well-meaning but overbearing authority figure tells you? It’s usually that you shouldn’t use “123456” or “password” as your password. That said, the most popular passwords are still “123456” and “password.” Yes, people are still really, really stupid and unimaginative.

password_1zoom in

Guess what the third most popular password is: “12345,” followed by “12345678” and “qwerty.” The rest of the list is rounded out by more sequential combinations of numbers and the names of people’s favorites superheroes, sports, and animals. Exceptions to that rule are “letmein,” “michael,” “trustno1,” and “shadow.” The questions is: do people named “Michael” just have awful security, or a large number of people weirdly obsessed with people named Michael?

Rather than using “password” on 87 different accounts, I recommend using a password manager like LastPass to randomize each password and then remember the combinations for you.

[via Independent]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Kidrobot Nickelodeon ’90s Minis

Kidrobot Nickelodeon ’90s Minis

Tomb Raider (Trailer 2)

Tomb Raider (Trailer 2)

Building an A-frame Hut

Building an A-frame Hut

Advertisement
Toyota Says There’s Room for a Small Off-roader in Their Lineup

Toyota Says There’s Room for a Small Off-roader in Their Lineup

2019 Hyundai Veloster Revealed: Is it Better in Every Way?

2019 Hyundai Veloster Revealed: Is it Better in Every Way?

2019 Ford Ranger Revealed: Return of the Badass Half-pint Pickup

2019 Ford Ranger Revealed: Return of the Badass Half-pint Pickup