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Is Your Computer Password Among the 25 Worst of 2011?

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Password management app maker SplashData has released its list of the “worst computer passwords of 2011″ based around the most commonly stolen password data. It should come as no surprise that the password “password” topped the list of no-nos.

Besides the shockingly popular “password” password, sequential number variations like “123456″ also proved quite common and easy to hack.

The only names to crack the top 25 were “Ashley,” “Michael” and “Bailey,” suggesting that there are a lot of people out there who use their own names as passwords. (Or it could be that they’re such memorable names, people are prone to use  them as easy-to-remember passwords.) Also, a lot of people think they’re being tricky by using “monkey.” Clearly they’re not.

The entire list is below. If one of these is your password, it’s safe to say you should change it.

1. password

2. 123456

3. 12345678

4. qwerty

5. abc123

6. monkey

7. 1234567

8. letmein

9. trustno1

10. dragon

11. baseball

12. 111111

13. iloveyou

14. master

15. sunshine

16. ashley

17. bailey

18. passw0rd

19. shadow

20. 123123

21. 654321

22. superman

23. qazwsx

24. michael

25. football

[via PC Mag]

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