#1 By: Akemi Iwaya, January 20th, 2014 13:34
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/180261/the-worst-passwords-of-2013/
Sadly enough, another year has come and gone with what ‘feels’ like little progress made on getting people to choose better passwords. Password management software maker SplashData has compiled a list of the worst 25 passwords of 2013, a ‘top offenders’ list that contains some old favorites along with some new entries as choices people should not be making.
#2 By: Gordon_Class, January 20th, 2014 14:10
I find it sad that so many people I know use passwords that have something to do with their personal life that could be hacked easily. When I set a password I type randomly on a word doc. first and then print the password to add to my password list. No copy's are kept on my computer.
#3 By: Sarah Hawk, January 20th, 2014 22:44
I'm curious. Is there a reason that you print to a password list rather than using something like 1Password or OneLogin?
#4 By: Ringhalg , January 21st, 2014 01:43
What businesses / websites need to do is force the users to create secure passwords, by implementing security policies. People will always use a weak password if they can, because its easier.
I use LastPass to store my passwords.
#5 By: Naman Sood, January 21st, 2014 05:43
How is "login" for a password? I can remember it and it's not in the list.
#6 By: Gordon_Class, January 21st, 2014 10:27
I just don't like the idea of keeping any password on a computer, using a password safe or not.
#7 By: Bob O Neill, January 21st, 2014 14:35
Every company has their own password format which in my opinion is forcing people to just use something like what was shown here. I use the same word for every password, but some sites want a capitol letter, or a number or 2, or special character. I can modify that single word into anything, but it's still that single word.
#8 By: Jo Ri, January 22nd, 2014 12:54
I usually have real problems remembering the long type of passwords that my company wants me to use. One trick is that you take a sentence that you can remember and make it one word..for instance "life is like a box of chocolates" or something like that and your password is...Lifeislikeaboxofchocolates. Is it foolproof?..no probably not...but its still safer then "user12345".
#9 By: Brian Ortiz, January 24th, 2014 01:01
It's not much more secure. Easily brute forced with a dictionary.
#10 By: NickAu, January 25th, 2014 00:55
#11 By: system, January 30th, 2014 13:34
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