25 Worst Passwords of 2011
Software providers SplashData released a 2011 list of what the consider to be the most commonly used passwords across the internet, and thus a list of the most unsafe passwords to use.
SplashData’s results don’t exactly show anything unexpected about the most common passwords to use, with adjacent numbers, letters and popular names, ranking high up on the list. It remains unexplained however why “monkey”, “dragon”, “baseball”, “shadow” etc. rank so highly.
Morgan Slain, CEO of SplashData recommends that anyone using any of these passwords should change them immediately to something more secure.
SplashData created the rankings based on millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers. Here is the complete list: