The 25 most common and less secure on the Internet passwords

Posted: June 21, 2012 in Blog Tricks, Security
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The security hole in LinkedIn has taught several things. The first is that no company seems to be safe from password thieves.

The second is that better do not always use the same password, because it makes our most vulnerable accounts.

And the last is that the lessons of the security companies fall on deaf ears: despite warnings, passwords stolen and published in LinkedIn accounts show that they are still using the same – and weak – access keys.

Ticbeat explains in the ABC newspaper that the security consultant, Mark Burnett, has made an analysis of the most used access keys. The first list is the already classical and easily deductible password (password in English), according to Business Insider collects. Followed by 123456, 12345678 and 1234.

Number five on the list of passwords used more by professional social network users (and possibly taking into account how little that users change their passwords on other networks) is the first surprise: the fifth favorite password is qwerty. After it, another classic (12345) and another surprise: the seventh most popular access is dragon.

The list includes other surprises. LinkedIn users agreed to use sports, such as baseball or football; not very elegant words like pussy (pussy); or very popular, such as Michael and Jennifer Anglo-Saxon names.

In the list of the 25 most popular passwords not has crept no word in Spanish, possibly because the professional social network users are in a higher percentage of English-speaking Internet users.

Who were these passwords and were in the list of victims of the Russian hacker cannot, however, breathe calm, since LinkedIn has already disabled access words.

The 25 most repeated passwords:

password
123456
12345678
1234
QWERTY
12345
Dragon
pussy
Baseball
Football
letmein
Monkey
696969
abc123
Mustang
Michael
shadow
master
Jennifer
111111
2000
Jordan
Superman
Harley
1234567

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