Monday, August 01, 2011

50 Most Common and Easy Passwords that You Should Avoid

50 Most Common and Easy Passwords that You Should Avoid
by RAMESH NATARAJAN on JULY 29, 2011

"When it comes to providing passwords online, many users want to have a “one password fits all” for ease and convenience not really knowing that this could spell disaster.

The funny thing is most people do not bother deliberately creating their passwords, but rather just go with lame passwords that even a 2 year old kid can guess. Little did they know that their passwords belong to the “universal passwords” that a amateur hackers happen to have a list of."

You would be surprised at what's on this list. More surprising is how many of these I have encountered over the years.

2 comments:

  1. I gave a couple speeches on exactly this topic recently, first a "don't do that, do this" talk, then the geeky details of "keyspace size". See http://www.codosaur.us/2011/04/password-security.html for the first one; I didn't think there would be enough interest out there to post the second, but I can if someone wants....

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  2. Just for convenience, here's an active link to your first talk. Primarily because my OCnotD requires that I do.

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