"Password" Ranks First in Worst Password List of 2012

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cerebus23:
michael i can sorta see michael jordan, michael the archangel, but ashley is just sorta out of left field to me, cannot imagine where that comes from beating jesus, who apparently is new on the list, and is down 3 i guess from the last list.

wonder if there is some glorious female named ashley that everyone is so in love with hey name all their pw after this person. Or there is going to be a staggering number of girls growing up with the name ashley since using your daughters/childs name for a pw is pretty common.

But all my life i cannot even recall meeting many ashleys.

Might a regional thing. I lived in the south US and every school i attended i had at least one ashley in my class and at least three ashleys in my school (that isn't impressive until you know i went to a special school where my total 8th grade class size was 40 people in middle school) And i'm currently married to an ashley (although she spells it ashleigh).

rayen020:
I still stick to the XKCD password genteration system.

Yeah I've been using this method for a while as well. I mean by now I have like 15 different passwords I use for stuff, and having them all be randomized 18 letter gibberish is just too much of a pain, even if I am quite good at memorizing sequences.

2QhzgmUwEnVYS9T57q is dead, long live carrotfacebudgetspooncrash!

Why sunshine?

No hunter2? *sadface*

I have a base password with 8 variations based off a specific rhyming scheme, and another 5 passwords that are just random characters, symbols and numbers currently in use. But I have a hard time remembering my license plate.

My head is so full of useless information :(

rayen020:
I still stick to the XKCD password genteration system.

I look around my room and pick the funniest hybrids and make it into a password.

Most of mine are at maximum character limits and can be typed out in a couple seconds since they are conventional word combinations.

So I have XKCD to thank for that. Plus I like to think someone will know this and sit in my room trying to break into my PC by typing in combinations of everything they see.

rayen020:
I still stick to the XKCD password genteration system.

That is made of so much win that i'm sure its practically Charlie Sheen incarnate. I use something somewhat like that for mine

People never learn... Where's that xkcd strip about passwords? I'll find it later, but logical wacky passwords work better than passwords that may just have been generated out of a computer.

EDIT- Ah, here we are:

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thaluikhain:

lacktheknack:
"trustno1"

The irony is kind of palpable.

I'm proud to say that my password is actually unique. I guarantee no one has it.

30 characters FTW?

Hmmmm..."my password is actually unique" happens to be 30 characters long...

Crap... CRAP...

CHANGE ALL THE PASSWORDS NAO! D:

TizzytheTormentor:
Ha, my passwords are always unique.

I remember the ultimate password based on the longest game title I have ever heard! Not telling.

Is it "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH! A reckless disregard for gravity?"

MasterProcrastinator:
How is it that '123456' and '12345678' are in 2nd and 3rd positions respectively, whilst '1234567' lags behind in 13th? 13th!

6 and 8 character limits are the most common, people do bare minimum.

OT: anyone who sets their password to any of these can't complain when their account get's hacked.

Weresquirrel:
I'm glad to say none of those are passwords I use. Although, I do re-use some of my passwords a bit too often. I have about 6-7 passwords I use for most things. I tend to shake up my usernames more than my passwords.

You kinda have to this day and age. I have a quick-to-type password that I use for stuff that doesn't really matter if it gets leaked (oh teh noes, don't steal my Escapist account), meanwhile important stuff like my email and WoW account (gotta protect my epix!) have their own unique passwords.

Does nobody use 654321? It's as easy to remember and type, and apparently many orders of magnitude safer.

I simply generate a long random password for every site. There are 335 of them now in my KeyPass database.

I tried to use "penis" as my password once.
It said my password choice was too short.
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Actually I find the best passwords are acronyms.
ie: "tbontbtitq"

A string of random letters is hard to remember, a famous line from Shakespeare is not.

Irridium:
123456? That's the same password I have on my luggage!

The perfect reference.
I just use the same password for all my non-essential stuff, and unique catchy passwords for the important things. Previous addresses is a good one, since there's an in built random number, and road names can be really weird.

Whatever happened to "God"? ...oh right, min. character restrictions.

I can't believe how common Password is used, and 12345678? Really?

I mean how absurdly stupid is this. Makes me want to try hacking in to people's shit.

I mean, it's not really that hard to make up and memorize an 8 digit alphanumeric code people.

I have only two passwords I use for everything, one is six alphanumeric characters and is somewhat easy to guess (use it on stuff around the house, things that I want to log into quickly and am not too worried about falling in the wrong hands outside of a drunken friend), the other is 8 and I use for everything else, but it's a randomly generated code I have memorized (used to be my mom's password for everything, probably still is, I used to e-snoop her around christmas to get a peak at my gifts, weird how the future works yeah?).

thesilentman:
People never learn... Where's that xkcd strip about passwords? I find it later, but logical wacky passwords work better than passwords that may just have been generated out of a computer.

EDIT- Ah, here we are:

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Haha, that is awesome!

I only use ONE password for everywhere. It's a video game title for a game I wanted and now have. Now that I have it I have no clue how I remember the password as the game name isn't drilled into my skull anymore.

vasiD:

thesilentman:
People never learn... Where's that xkcd strip about passwords? I find it later, but logical wacky passwords work better than passwords that may just have been generated out of a computer.

EDIT- Ah, here we are:

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Haha, that is awesome!

The guy who made this also knows his math. You're welcome.

D-Class 198482:
I only use ONE password for everywhere. It's a video game title for a game I wanted and now have. Now that I have it I have no clue how I remember the password as the game name isn't drilled into my skull anymore.

That's a terrible, terrible way to do things. Password repetition is even worse than having simply bad passwords. If someone managed to guess your one password they would have complete and total access to basically all your online accounts. You should really think about changing all your passwords.

You probably also shouldn't have given everyone here such a big clue to what password is either. Telling us it's the title for a game you own isn't a great way to keep it a secret.

notpassword password ftw :D

this is the very first thing I thought of when reading this.

Seriously... how dense can some people be?

TizzytheTormentor:
Ha, my passwords are always unique.

I remember the ultimate password based on the longest game title I have ever heard! Not telling.

Longest movie title would be better.
Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2: In Shocking 2-D
No joke.

"Dragon" is actually in a top-password list? Wow, I can't count how many accounts I had in the beginning of my websurfing using it as a password. lmao

Mamzelle_Kat:
Weird, no "admin" in this list. I would've expected it.

My guess is default router passwords were omitted.

Probably because "admin" would have trounced every other entry in that list.

I'm surprised at trustno1 actually, it's a sort of base competency, but the wrong base competency.

Cowabungaa:
What? No room for "guest" in this list?

That is just baby-town frolics!

I came up with my password and would be rather surprised if I met anyone else who used it. I'm sure a few people do but its not technically a word or phrase.

rayen020:
I still stick to the XKCD password genteration system.

That inspired me as well although I use passwords that are even easier to remember like 05fiftyfeetfiend50 and stuff like that.

I had a password that was 50 characters long (not for this website but for so unimportant that it made near to no difference if I had a strong password or not) . I got it wrong so many times I changed it.

alfinchkid:
Related: My WPA2 key is 1234567890. Not very secure, but it keeps non-savvy neighbors off my network, and living in an out-of-the-way rural area, I'm not too worried about people hacking my network.

Mine is the same, you password thieving bugger.

Yay for 18 character passwords.

I should change my Steam password. Too easy. >.>

Only 10 characters. And considering it's Steam... well yeah. No wait, I'd already changed it~ Poor memory then. <.> 17 characters. STRONG ENOUGH.

I'm always a bit creative with mine, not only do I pick really random words but I then adapt them so even if you do manage to guess the word, they'll have to guess how I've adapted it.

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