Top 20 passwords (and guess who’s in!)

Pardon me, but what the hell is Liverpool doing in this list?

[From Wired magazine]

The top 20 passwords are (in order):

1. password1
2. abc123
3. myspace1
4. password
5. blink182
6. qwerty1
7. fuckyou
8. 123abc
9. baseball1
10. football1
11. 123456
12. soccer
13. monkey1
14. liverpool1
15. princess1
16. jordan23
17. slipknot1
18. superman1
19. iloveyou1
20. monkey

How good are the passwords people are choosing to protect their computers and online accounts?

It’s a hard question to answer because data is scarce. But recently, a colleague sent me some spoils from a MySpace phishing attack: 34,000 actual user names and passwords.


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10 Responses to “Top 20 passwords (and guess who’s in!)”


  1. 1 Avinash Meetoo 19 December, 2006 at 9:07 am

    More profoundly: why do many of those passowords have a trailing 1??? Is there a (hidden) rule somewhere which says that passwords are more secure in this way?

    (As for Liverpool, it’s easy. We’re (notice the We) very popular 🙂 )

  2. 2 vicks 19 December, 2006 at 4:41 pm

    people tend to use passwords easy to remember.. thats y

    Liverpool lol.. gives us an ideas how smart Liverpool fans are 😛 (joking)

  3. 3 Khalil A. 19 December, 2006 at 6:44 pm

    Avinash,
    I would say that the ‘1’ just goes in accordance of using alphanumeric passwords. The first number which comes to mind obviously is, ‘1!’

    vicks,
    Yeah, one friend of mine told me the exact same thing. Seems we really are smart! Um…

    *Sulking*

  4. 4 Yashvin 19 December, 2006 at 10:17 pm

    i think that the best password is *******

    i use it everywhere 😛
    at least, in 90% of the sites…

    hmmm, n whats ur password?

  5. 7 Khalil A. 20 December, 2006 at 9:10 am

    My password is not “liverpool1.”

  6. 8 ncurse 20 December, 2006 at 10:04 am

    These passwords are very weak. If you lock your door when leaving the house, then how could someone choose a password like these?

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