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2011 list of best passwords for being hacked

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The best passwords for being hacked for 2011

One way to help lower personal and business cyber risk is to avoid using passwords that are obvious and common.

SplashData is a password management application maker, recently compiled a list of the 25 worst passwords for the year 2011. The results were based on millions of stolen passwords that were made available online.

While more complicated passwords may not necessarily put off those smart and determined hackers, they will put off many hackers consequently reducing the chance of a breach of your systems.

Here is the list of this year’s worst online passwords.

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

  

Last changed: Dec 09 2011 at 10:46 AM

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