10 most commonly used online passwords

By | April 27, 2007


In PC Magazine’s upcoming May 8th issue they have listed the top 10 most commonly used passwords online. So in case you are using any one of them change it ASAP.
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1. password
2. 123456
3. qwerty
4. abc123
5. letmein
6. monkey
7. myspace1
8. password1
9. blink182
10. (your first name)

if you ask me, there is a simple way to get a easy to remember and hard to crack password.
just use a word you like and do the following steps,
1) Replace the vowels in the word with the characters that are linked to the word.
A=@
E=3
I=1
O=()
U=you

2)Get your day of birth(1-31), press and hold on to alt and type in your day of birth. Now release the Alt button. You should now see a special character that no dictionary attack will ever guess. Do this for your month of birth and year(the last 2 characters only) too

eg
Old password= Todaysten
DOB: 15.10.83

after step1: T()d@yst3n
after step2:T()d@yst3n??S

There it is, a simple secure password that you will remember. Don;t worry, I never ever use that as my password ever. 

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4 thoughts on “10 most commonly used online passwords

  1. Robert

    You’ll need NumLock on to make the Alt numeric approach work. Also, this requires entry via the numeric keypad rather than the number keys at the top of the keyboard.

  2. ybother

    Hi Robert,

    that is a valid point. I haven’t been using a laptop keyboard for a long time so I missed that out. Thanks for pointing it out.

  3. ssian84

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  4. ybother

    Yoz Ssian84, HWZ is a great place too, thanks for coming to my blog!

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