25 Passwords and ATM PINs You Should Never Use
By on June 23rd, 2012

With password breaches happening left and right, no one is really safe. The only real security measure you can take is to ensure that you don’t use the same password on any two websites. There are tools like LastPass and Keepass that make this a relatively hassle free affair. Yet, a surprisingly large number of netizens insist on sticking to the same password for all websites. Even worse, a massive number of users seem to be still using passwords like “password”.

Based on data compiled by Mark Burnett from a sample of over 6 million passwords, ESSET has published a list of 25 most commonly used passwords. Here’s the list:

  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. 12345678
  4. 1234
  5. qwerty
  6. 12345
  7. dragon
  8. pussy
  9. baseball
  10. football
  11. letmein
  12. monkey
  13. 696969
  14. abc123
  15. mustang
  16. michael
  17. shadow
  18. master
  19. jennifer
  20. 111111
  21. 2000
  22. jordan
  23. superman
  24. harley
  25. 1234567

most-common-passwords

If your password is in the list, please punch yourself in the face and go ahead and change your password right now. You are a walking talking security disaster waiting to happen.

ESSET has also published a list of most popular debit/credit card pins. Here’s the list, and once again, if your pin is in the list, then it’s probably a damn good idea to change your pin.

  1. 1234
  2. 0000
  3. 2580
  4. 1111
  5. 5555
  6. 5683
  7. 0852
  8. 2222
  9. 1212
  10. 1998
  11. 6969
  12. 1379
  13. 1997
  14. 2468
  15. 9999
  16. 7777
  17. 1996
  18. 2011
  19. 3333
  20. 1999
  21. 8888
  22. 1995
  23. 2525
  24. 1590
  25. 1235
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  • http://www.webaroundme.blogspot.com/ sampath kumar

    If you are not able to choose a strong password,then go for a password generator.

 
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