Just How Good Do You Think Your Password Is?

So you think that you have a cool and safe password! Well not if it is on the top 25 worst passwords of 2011 list. This is a list that has been compiled by SplashData, who are a firm that just happens to be in the business of developing password management apps! Never the less this list shows the passwords that have been hacked the most during the year! Time for a rethink there then!

These are the worst passwords for 2011 according to the research carried out by SplashData;

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

According to the SplashData CEO, Morgan Slain, he said in an interview with Mashable, that;

“Even though people are encouraged to select secure, strong passwords, many people continue to choose weak, easy-to-guess ones, placing themselves at risk from fraud and identity theft.”

Source [Huffington Post]