Last Updated on Friday, 08 June 2012 18:25 Published on Friday, 08 June 2012 18:25
After it was discovered that more than six million LinkedIn passwords had been leaked as well as many at Last.fm and eHarmony, no one has stopped talking about password and passcode security.
That’s actually a good thing because it’s an incredibly important topic that many Internet users don’t take seriously.
Case in point, take a look at this new report from IT security consultant Mark Burnett. Self-described as someone who “loves writing about passwords,” Burnett has compiled a list of the “top 500 worst (aka most common) passwords” based on a variety of methods he has detailed on his blog.
Here are the top 25, as extracted by antivirus solution provider ESET. Is yours one of them? If so, it’s safe to say you should consider changing it to something stronger immediately.