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antdude
A Ninja Ant
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Google Reveals the 10 Worst Password Ideas

»techland.time.com/2013/08/08/goo···d-ideas/

I'm not surprised by these common password ideas.

HELLFIRE
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join:2009-11-25
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Reads as a Security 101 "no duh!" list... so why do people still use them? [/sarcasm]

Regards


vaxvms
ferroequine fan
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Wormtown
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reply to antdude
I like to use the one that's always presented when queried for a password
ForgetYourPassword
Wonder why that's not on the list?


Dustyn
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join:2003-02-26
Ontario, CAN
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reply to antdude
1234
abcd
password
admin

To name just a few of the worst.


dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO

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reply to antdude
Recently a relative got an iphone, and they were using passwords that were pretty much 7 out of these 10 ideas.

When I showed them how I could track their every move, see all their pictures, see their schedules, and so on with the weak password they finally decided it was worth using a stronger password... which they proceeded to write down on paper... oh well.


La Luna
RIP Lisa
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Warwick, NY
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For most users, writing them down on paper isn't a problem. Who else will see that paper in their home if they keep it in a drawer or something? The wife? The husband? The kids? If that's a problem, they've got BIGGER problems!

At work, that's a different story.

BlitzenZeus
Burnt Out Cynic
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reply to dib22
Work kept requiring me to change my password frequently, and it couldn't be similar to my last password. Quite a few people were writing them down as they were required to be complicated, and that actually defeated the security when people can't remember them.


sivran
Seamonkey's back
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Irving, TX
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reply to HELLFIRE
Looking at some of the comments, I have to wonder how many come from naive users, and how many from bad guys trying to convince people to use weak passwords.

Then again, what was it Einstein said about the universe and human stupidity.... yeah....
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Frederick

join:2012-10-14
reply to antdude
Should Google Have Access to Passwords?


H2OuUp2
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Oklahoma City, OK
reply to antdude
Sep2013
Oct2013
Nov2013
Dec2013

are all bad too


NOYB
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reply to BlitzenZeus
Writing passwords down is only a problem if physical security is a problem. The notion that just because someone writes down a password it is not secure is nonsense.

Remember the reason for strong passwords that may result in people writing them down is to protect account from being compromised in the event of the site user credentials database being compromised. Not physical security breach.

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Ian
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reply to Frederick
said by Frederick:

Should Google Have Access to Passwords?

I suspect Google runs password audits and attempts to brute-force groups of them from time to time. Many companies do this as well.


NickD
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Princeton Junction, NJ

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reply to antdude
Writing down a password at home isn't bad, the only people who could see it are people you trust. But writing it down at work is bad. It could get to people you can't trust.


DownTheShore
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reply to Frederick
said by Frederick:

Should Google Have Access to Passwords?

Recently, Google Apps conducted a study of 2,000 people to learn more about their methods for choosing account passwords.


Frederick

join:2012-10-14

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Right, thanks. I appreciate that.