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.
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.
I'm curious. Is there a reason that you print to a password list rather than using something like 1Password or OneLogin?
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.
How is "login" for a password? I can remember it and it's not in the list.
I just don't like the idea of keeping any password on a computer, using a password safe or not.
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.
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".
It's not much more secure. Easily brute forced with a dictionary.
Test the streanght of passwords at grc haystack
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