"Password" As Your Password Isn't As Clever As You Think


by SavvyRoo on Jun 18, 2015 | Views: 198 | Score: 1
Of 626,718 randomly sampled passwords, number of times this password was used...
Password12984
Hello1232587
password2458
Welcome11697
banco@11486
training1250
Password1231071
job123451003
spring902
food1234820
Sources: trustwave.com
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SavvyRoo
SavvyRoo on Jun 18, 2015 12:10 AM said:

In fact, it is the third most popular password in use today. Comprising about .5% of all passwords currently in use, however, "Password1" stands as the most prolific of all. It's quick, it's easy, and no one will ever guess such an obvious one, right? Not according to Trustwave, which calculated that a third of all data breach investigations were caused by weak or default passwords.

Christian Stellakis
Christian Stellakis on Jun 18, 2015 9:36 AM said:

When in doubt, just go with Data's password. I doubt anyone will be guessing that! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v…

Dustin M.
Dustin M. on Jun 18, 2015 10:16 AM said:

What's up with banco@1? The rest seem obvious why they're used so much but not clear on that one.

Chris Williams
Chris Williams on Jun 19, 2015 1:25 PM said:

I found a list of stolen passwords that were made public, compiled by SplashData (January 2015). What struck me as absurd was the #1 password: 123456. The following are the top 10 (of 25 from the list):

1. 123456 (Unchanged)

2. password (Unchanged)

3. 12345 (Up 17)

4. 12345678 (Down 1)

5. qwerty (Down 1)

6. 123456789 (Unchanged)

7. 1234 (Up 9)

8. baseball (New)

9. dragon (New)

10. football (New)

Both lists demonstrate how lazy people are when it comes to data security.

gizmodo.com/the-25-most-popul…

Noah
Noah on Jun 19, 2015 1:34 PM said:

Hmm. I use most of those. But only for my banking. So I should be okay.

Christian Stellakis
Christian Stellakis on Jun 21, 2015 11:16 AM said:

Dustin, that's an interesting question for sure. While I don't have an absolute answer for you, I would guess that since banco is Spanish for bank, it could be used as a "tricky" password for those password-protected bank accounts.