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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

RockYou Top 20 Used Passwords...is yours here?

So I thought I would post up the RockYou 20 most common passwords used in their accounts (and other areas like facebook) in order to ensure that you

A - aren't using one of these, and if you are, to change it.
B - see how easy it can be to get into someone's account/computer (because not many people use strong passwords).
C - learn about tools to help you generate passwords that are very hard to crack.

20 Most Common Passwords (source: Imperva's Consumer Password Worst Practices report on passwords disclosed in RockYou Media breach, via informationweek)

  • 123456
  • 12345
  • 123456789
  • password
  • iloveyou
  • princess
  • rockyou
  • 1234567
  • 12345678
  • abc123
  • Nicole
  • Daniel
  • babygirl
  • monkey
  • Jessica
  • lovely
  • Michael
  • Ashley
  • 654321
  • qwerty
Now for 3 tools/links to use that helps you generate strong passwords 

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