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The Most Used and Abused Passwords On The Net

This list is surprising and shocking at the same time - do people honestly think these passwords are safe to use? They may be easy to remember, but in terms of being secure and difficult to crack- not so much. This list, which appeared in the May 8th edition of PC Magazine shows the 10 most commonly used online passwords, none of which surprised me. Although monkey- Am I too geeky to get this one?


  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. qwerty
  4. abc123
  5. letmein
  6. monkey
  7. myspace1
  8. password1
  9. blink182
  10. (your first name)
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Mina-Xue Mina-Xue 7 years
Fwah....? blink182? Really? That and letmein has to be the only security given ones on that list. Jeezus!
graduatedsqueaks graduatedsqueaks 7 years
some of my passwords were pretty simple back when I started using the internet (anyone remember using Juno for email?) I'm a bit dependent on having firefox save my passwords...but sometimes it doesn't work...
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 7 years
letmein is great! and qwerty! would never use password or 123456 ... durr!
Lyv Lyv 7 years
blink182? Seriously?
LouiseV LouiseV 7 years
This is where online password managers save the day! They create strong passwords for you, store them in an 'online vault' and log you directly into your accounts. I work for Passpack which as you may be guessing is - an online password manager and we are always trying to get people to realize just how important your passwords (and what they access) really are! Choose and use a password manager- http://passpack.com Hope it helps! Louise
murdock99tx murdock99tx 7 years
Mine are usually the first letters of very obscure quotes, plus numbers & punctuation all jumbled up. Often the quotes are just from a conversation between me & a friend or relative. Totally random.
mazdagirluk mazdagirluk 7 years
I am with you helgatheweber!
helgatheweber helgatheweber 7 years
BLINK182? REALLY? Ahahahahahahahaha
MissMarisol MissMarisol 7 years
Whoa... what about god? Or was that just in the movie Hackers?
aistea311 aistea311 7 years
LETMEIN? :rotfl:
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 8 years
QWERTY is a good one, never heard of it. Letmein is funny.
millarci millarci 8 years
monkey is one of the top 10 passwords?!? why?!?
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 8 years
Monkey? I dont get it either! I had NO idea people would use qwerty...wonder if French people use their homerow LOL!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
Funny! I try and use passwords that even someone who knew me well wouldn't be able to easily figure out.
DARiEN DARiEN 8 years
HAHa, i really shouldn`t be laughing since I`ve used more than one of those on the list lol
esk4 esk4 8 years
I don't think its really that hard to come up with a mainly numerical password and throw in a few letters... especially if its connected for example: here's a seven didget password... how old you were when you got your first kiss, then the year you were born, and the first initial of your current or favorite pet... that way its conected to you with things that are easy to remember but not easy for someone else to figure out...
museanima museanima 8 years
Shhhhh don't tell anyone, but my password to everything is the same as everyone elses... All asterisks! :-D
museanima museanima 8 years
That's not crazy, I work with passwords every day, and my two biggest problems are people wanting to change their password to "something they can remember" (which means password or enter or letmein, but they cant' :)) or their first name or something.
SU3 SU3 8 years
That's crazy. I know a lot of people that use silly passwords though... like the name of their favorite foods or their boyfriend/girlfriend's name. I guess it's just easier to remember.
shini shini 8 years
"Password" for a password, hahahah talk about creativity, its like naming your daughter "Daughter" :P I can't believe the 'letmein' one, haha its quite funny :P
Fancy04 Fancy04 8 years
This is so funny and hard to believe. They are silly passwords.
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 8 years
Where I worked, the password had to be changed every 3 months and it can't be a previous password
Schaianne Schaianne 8 years
Wow, that is surprising. I have to have letters and numbers for my passwords at work and cannot reuse passwords. That's hard to keep up with!!
LaylaCams LaylaCams 8 years
My old work password was so ridiculous, it had to be a combo of letters, numbers, 1 capital, 1 symbol, and the numbers/letters couldn't be in a sequence!
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 8 years
HAHAHAHAHA! When my husband and I started dating we both were using Blink182 as a password! :rotfl: We didn't know it at first, but found out as things got more serious. That was over 7 years ago! (Of course, neither of us uses it now) but I can't believe it's still popular. I guess because it's letters and numbers.
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