The 8th Most Popular Password In The Country Is A Really Naughty Word

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In light of the recent LinkedIn security breach, there’s been a lot of attention on password security lately. ZDNET points to a study from security consultant Mark Burnett. Burnett came up with 10,000 of the most-used passwords, but here are the top 25. 

Number eight is really naughty.

  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. 12345678
  4. 1234
  5. qwerty
  6. 12345
  7. dragon
  8. pussy
  9. baseball
  10. football
  11. letmein
  12. monkey
  13. 696969
  14. abc123
  15. mustang
  16. michael
  17. shadow
  18. master
  19. jennifer
  20. 111111
  21. 2000
  22. jordan
  23. superman
  24. harley
  25. 1234567

Anyway, here are a few quick tips that will help prevent someone else from guessing your password. Don’t use the same password on multiple sites. Change your passwords often, especially if there’s a breach like the one that hit LinkedIn. And don’t use commonly-used passwords like “password,” or “123456.” Be creative.

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