Sunday, November 27, 2011

The worst (and most popular) passwords, 2011

The security that provides a password to a multitude of sensitive data to an Internet user depends on its 'strength' threats against third parties. Do not fall into simple keys or related to one's tastes, combining different types of characters (and minĂșculas case), using eight characters and change the default we offer various services that require them, are some of the tips basic that any 'style book' on probably include passwords.

Of course, it is best to avoid all that have been published recently by SplashData . These, of which echo media as Time , have been presented a few days ago as 'the most popular passwords (and worst) of 2011'. The 25 keys have been collected together from files containing millions of passwords stolen and made ​​public on the Internet by hackers . As you can see, most keys are for use by Internet users mostly Anglophone, but they may give an idea of what not to use if you want to properly protect an email account, access to banks 'online' social networks. ..

In this list there are keys that can occur in many instances by default (always accompanied by a council that invites change immediately). Thus, we find the combinations of numbers 123456, 1234567, 12345678, 123123, 111111 and 654321, as some of the most widely used this year (and probably every year).

There are also other combinations like qwerty, abc123 qazwsx and .

Among the most frequently used words appear to create a key password, passw0rd (as above, but changing the letter 'o' for the number 0), animals (monkey), sports (football, baseball), name (michael, ashley) or Expressions (iloveyou).

Rounding out the list of the worst passwords 2011: letmein, trustno1, dragon, master, sunshine, bailey, shadow, and superman .


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