Sunday, February 15, 2009

Favorite Passwords: "1234" and 'passwords"...

Better think twice before choosing a password for emails, online bank accounts and airline tickets. Password that show no imagination or distinctiveness are easy to prey for information pirates, a new US study says. A statistical analysis of 28,000 passwords recently stolen from a popular US website and posted on the internet reveals that people often do the easy thing.

If found that 16 percent took a first name as a password, often their own or one of their children, according to the study published by Information Week. Another 14 percent relied on the easiest keyboard combination's to remember such as "1234" or "12345678". For those those using English keyboards, "QWERTY", was popular. Likewise, "AZERTY" scored with people with European keyboards.

Five percent of the stolen passwords were names of television shows or stars popular with young people like "hannah" inspired by singer Hannah Montana. "Pokemon", "Matrix" and "Ironman" were others.

So we have to be very careful when making or using a password.


  1. Nice.

    Yes, this is true, since some people or most people use password that's easy to memorize, but it's not wise either...

    It's hard to recall password esp. if you have a bunch of accounts everywhere.

    Cheers James!
    Have a great day!

  2. you were right but we also need to choose an easy to remember password.

  3. yes correct , i think combine 4 font and 4 number is the good one