Wednesday, November 23, 2011

HACKED OFF: 'Superman' One Of The Top 25 Worst Internet Passwords Of 2011

When it comes to protecting mutant rights, Wolverine might have the market cornered, however when it comes to bank account details, personal emails, and the all important Facebook account, it seems folks still turn in their droves to the Man of Steel to keep them secure.

So many infact, 'Superman' was named one of the worst passwords of 2011 by SplashData, a password management app maker, who compiled a list based on millions of stolen passwords, dumped online.

The 25: 1. password 2. 123456 3. 12345678 4. qwerty 5. abc123 6. monkey 7. 1234567 8. letmein 9. trustno1 10. dragon 11. baseball 12. 111111 13. iloveyou 14. master 15. sunshine 16. ashley 17. bailey 18. passw0rd 19. shadow 20. 123123 21. 654321 22. superman 23. qazwsx 24. michael 25. football

While number 1 deserves what it gets, and it's always good seeing monkeys remain popular, if you want to keep your details hacker-free, I'm guessing all you out there with 'superman' as your password, might want to keep a step ahead of those wanna be brainiac's and swap it for something a little less world-famous.

In fact, I'm thinking 'Darkhawk' might be looking pretty good right now.

3 comments:

  1. Time to change my password! :)

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  2. Pensol7:50 pm

    "abc123" is #5 on the list?? Um..b right back. ^_^;;

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  3. Looks like the post was more of a public service announcement then I thought! Thanks for the comments folks.

    I also love that trustno1 is so high. Either the world still remembers the X-Files, or the planets 99% paranoid. Still sunshine figures in there too so it all comes out okay in the wash.

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