Thursday, June 01, 2006

Top 10 passwords


A list of the top 10 most common passwords. These make up almost 2% of all passwords. About 7 people in a thousand use either "123" or "password", and "liverpool" are a popular enough team to be one in 550 people's password. Via arbroath.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Simon said...

So with a bit of persistence, you've got a good chance of hacking into 2% of accounts? That's quite scary.

What's even scarier is that someone knows the top 10 passwords - how did they find out?

2:18 pm  
Blogger swishfish said...

These sound like the words of someone who has one of these passwords. Dont tell me, it's "qwerty", isn't it? Actually, my work network password is "`1qwerty" because it is quick to type in and has the requisite mix of letters, numbers and symbols...

2:21 pm  

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