10 Password Choices That Prove You’re An Idiot

the 10 most idiotic passwords you can use

If you wish to remain secure on the internet then picking strong and secure passwords is a good place to start.

Unfortunately, many people pick passwords that are far too easy to guess.

password-mistakes

Check out the following list of passwords –

  1. 123456
  2. pass
  3. password
  4. dragon
  5. computer
  6. letmein
  7. secret
  8. god
  9. wow
  10. qwerty

– if yours is on that list then you need help!!!

If you don’t wish to fall victim to a dictionary attack then please read this : 10 Tips For Creating Effective Passwords

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

Comments

  1. I learned many long years ago how to put together a strong password; I also use a different password for every web site that requires one.

    Use my name, date of birth, house address or any common name or word? Not a chance.

  2. I am an idiot as I was using #6 up until a minute ago when I read this.

  3. Very true – I think some people would be shocked to learn how much information about them can be found easily on the internet.

  4. That is indeed another classic example Stuart.

  5. Oh and also where they use their date of birth. If someone is determined enough they can probably find out both of those online.

  6. Another good one is where people use their name as their password.

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