Splashdata, a company developing security software, today announced its annual list lists the most common password on the Internet. Again, the word “password”, “123456” and “12345678” is the third most common password, in order respectively.
List the most common password is based on the dump file of the online hacker. Splashdata note that in 2012 there were few security holes are prompted to press a lot like Yahoo, LinkedIn, eharmony, and Last.fm. The company said it announced its annual list to raise awareness about the password worse – and, also is to promote management software SplashID their password.
In addition to the stupid password frequently depressed as “abc123″ and “qwerty”, in this list there are some some extraordinary new password reappear as “monkey”, “baseball” and “shadow “. A few new names unexpectedly more like “jesus”, “ninja” and “mustang” are in the top 25.
This year, the “password1″ in the top 25, so maybe everyone knows that the combination of letters and numbers to create stronger passwords.
Here is the full list and position from last year:
1. password (no change location)
2. 123456 (constant position)
3. 12345678 (no change location)
4. abc123 (increase of 1 degree)
5. qwerty (down 1 level)
6. monkey (no change location)
7. letmein (up 1 level)
8. dragon (up 2 places)
9. 111111 (up 3 places)
10. baseball (up 1 level)
11. iloveyou (up 2 places)
12. trustno1 (down 3 places)
13. 1234567 (lower level 6)
14. sunshine (up 1 level)
15. master (down 1 level)
16. 123123 (up 4 places)
17. welcome (New)
18. shadow (up 1 level)
19. ashley (up three places)
20. football (up 5 places)
21. jesus (New)
22. michael (up 2 places)
23. ninja (new)
24. mustang (new)
25. password1 (new)
So hard, say forever but difficult to guess passwords include letters, numbers, and symbols – you can use short phrases separated by underscores worry if you have to remember a sequence of characters long filenames.
Also, try not reused the same password, especially for sensitive accounts such as bank accounts and e-mail.
If all the above sounds like too much, then there is always a third-party tools to help you, such as LastPass, 1Password, Roboform, eWallet, SplashID, or KeePass.
You can also set up two-step verification with Google or Facebook. Some sites allow you to log in via Google or Facebook, use two services as a universal key, so two-step verification will add another layer of security.
But the most important thing is to not use a password that kind of fool would use.