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December 14, 2006

MySpace Passwords Cracked

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ryan Jones @ 12:00 am

buy Pregabalin tablets Wired has an article about the top 20 MySpace passwords. It seems some phisher gave them his data. Here’s the top 20:

password1, abc123, myspace1, password, blink182, qwerty1, fuckyou, 123abc, baseball1, football1, 123456, soccer, monkey1, liverpool1, princess1, jordan23, slipknot1, superman1, iloveyou1 and monkey.

The article concludes that users are getting smarter about passwords, as most of tehse passwords seem to not be dictionary words (although some are just words with numbers appended).

I’ve always felt that the best way to make a hard to guess password that’s easy to remember is to abbreviate a sentence. For example, the sentence “four score and seven years ago” from Abe Lincoln’s speech would make a good password if you changed it to “4sa7ya” It’s really secure, and easy to remember too. See how that works? (plese don’t use that as a password after I listed it here)

What’s even more amazing is what we can learn about the users from their choice of passwords. Like apparantly more myspace users like baseball than football. It would also seem that many female (I hope) myspace users think quite highly of themselves…enough to call themselves a princess. There also seems to be more bitterness (fuckyou) than love (iloveyou1).

At least the lesson is sinking in: kids are starting to make more secure passwords.

4 Comments

  1. waz up

    Comment by jon — January 15, 2007 @ 8:40 pm

  2. heyllo

    Comment by jon — January 15, 2007 @ 8:45 pm

  3. hello2

    Comment by jon — January 15, 2007 @ 8:49 pm

  4. Hi Jon. Why do you keep saying Hi?

    Comment by Ryan — January 17, 2007 @ 1:43 pm

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