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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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New study reveals the most used passwords online; the results highlight some shocking practices.

Listed below are the twenty most popular passwords amongst all 32 million members:

Rank Password Number of users with password
1 123456 290731
2 12345 79078
3 123456789 76790
4 Password 61958
5 iloveyou 51622
6 princess 35231
7 rockyou 22588
8 1234567 21726
9 12345678 20553
10 abc123 17542
11 Nicole 17168
12 Daniel 16409
13 babygirl 16094
14 monkey 15294
15 Jessica 15162
16 Lovely 14950
17 michael 14898
18 Ashley 14329
19 654321 13984
20 Qwerty 13856

Other key findings include

--About 30% of users chose passwords whose length is equal or below six characters.

--Moreover, almost 60% of users chose their passwords from a limited set of alpha-numeric characters.

--Nearly 50% of users used names, slang words, dictionary words or trivial passwords (consecutive digits, adjacent keyboard keys, and so on). The most common password among Rockyou.com account owners is “123456”.

 

Source: Here

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