Top 10 Passwords - Is Yours On The List?

United States
August 5, 2008 10:56pm CST
I was just read an article and it was very interesting. It listed the top 10 used passwords and here they are: 1. password 2. 123456 3. qwerty 4. abc123 5. letmein 6. monkey 7. myspace1 8. password1 9. link182 10. your first name If you have one of these passwords - it is suggested that you change it ASAP
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Aug 08
That is very scary. I change my passwords a lot. Like last week in ebay I did as well as my email accounts. I need to change them more often then I do. I learned that leasson last week.
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• United States
6 Aug 08
I remember reading your article about the ebay problem. That is scary
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Aug 08
Oh yeah I was glad I put saecurity on my ebay account so the person was caught before they tried to take over my account. I will have to start changing my password alot in there for awhile.
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I just read that article today too. in fact I do have one of them as a password. Its for a survey site, so I am not too worried about it. I am very careful with passwords for sensitive site, ebay, paypal, etc.
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• United States
6 Aug 08
I try to come up with complicated passwords for my sensitive sites as well
• United States
7 Sep 08
That is very interesting. I can honestly say that none of those are any where near any of the passwords I use. It's good to know what the top ten passwords are so you know what to avoid.
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@dbzfan (253)
• India
8 Aug 08
The 2nd Password 123456 was used by me 2 Months Ago. For my Yahoomail. May be It Should not be listed as Top 10 Passwords. It Should be Listed as the most Commonly Used Passwords int the Top 10 Passwords.
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@DreamOn01 (146)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I'm please to say that I have never even considered using any of those passwords. It would be like using 1234 as a PIN number at an ATM. Even for sites that don't seem that important, it is a good habit to have passwords that would not be easily guessed. It keeps me in the habit of coming up with complicated passwords and hopefully remembering them. Another good tip I read in an article a few years ago is to try and avoid using the same password for every site, which people often do so they don't have to remember dozens of passwords.
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• Canada
23 Oct 09
Nope, not on there. I have passwords that are all very personal to me, that very few people would be able to figure out.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Mine is not, I guess I am doing something right. I never even thought of those.
@GardenGerty (99194)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I make my passwords up, and try to use a variety. I have to keep a book with them in it, otherwise I get confused. I do not understand link182--why 182? Thanks for sharing this information.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I never use passwords like that. It is just too risky and if alot of people are using the same one, it more likely that your accounts will be hacked. You have to make sure to use safe passwords and use some numbers in there to make it harder for other people to figure out.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
6 Aug 08
I do not use any of those as a password. I use very complicated passwords for financial sites and an almost simple one for sites that it is not dangerous to get on. I do guess that those passwords would not be that good. I have to have a password keeper as I could never remember mine.