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BLOG: Worst Passwords of 2011, #1 is “password”

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By Jim Donovan: How secure are the passwords that you use every day? Whether it be the password for our bank accounts, or even our home computers, most of us aren’t very creative when it comes to creating a password that would be difficult to break.

Security experts say that the most effective passwords include both numbers and letters (both upppercase and lower). Now SplashData, a company that among other things designs business applications to manage passwords, has come out with its list of Top 25 Worst Passwords for 2011. Their rankings are based on millions of stolen passwords that have been posted online by hackers. Are using any of them?

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

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