10 Passwords You Don't Want to Use

November 22, 2011

You undoubtedly have a lot of passwords you use to protect your private business information. But if you want to keep your information safe, you’ll want to make sure your password isn’t on the list of the top 10 “worst passwords,” according to Imperva. Imperva analyzed 32 million passwords stolen from a hacked Web site called RockYou to reveal the most stolen passwords. They are: 

1. 123456
2. 12345
3. 123456789
4. Password
5. iloveyou
6. princess
7. rockyou
8. 1234567
9. 12345678
10. abc123

To create safer passwords to protect your information against hackers, Imperva recommends having passwords that contain at least eight characters and that include a mix of at least four types of characters, such as upper case or lower case letters and special characters like “!” or “@”. Also, Imperva warns against having a password that is a word found in the dictionary or that includes any part of your name or e-mail address. 

Source: “25 ‘Worst Passwords’ of 2011 Revealed,” Forbes (Nov. 21, 2011)

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