Thursday, January 21, 2010

Computer Passwords

I don't know about you, but I get very frustrated with passwords for the various sites that I like to visit. At home I have at least two pages of various passwords that I have used over the years, even to buy movie tickets on line (why do I have to have a password to buy a movie ticket??).

Today's papers carry a story about passwords, and how too many of us use easily hacked passwords. According to the report, here is a list of the most common passwords:

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

Here's the link to the whole story: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/jan/21/password-analysis-weakness-rockyou