500 Worst Passwords

If you are a geek or a nerd chances are small to non-existent that you have a common password for all your online accounts. Not the same can be said about non-tech people. I remember when Gmail was released and how many accounts where hacked due to people using the “secret” question of their pet name. So you can imagine their actual passwords weren’t that complicate either.

One has to admit it is hard keeping up with passwords, I have so many online accounts that I have to write down passwords. I also have a system where I use one password and each site has a variation to that one password. This way the chances I forget it are pretty small.

Now there is a funny, creative and useful poster with the 500 worst passwords according to Mark Burnett author of Perfect Password Selection and Protection.

If you work in an office where you are responsible for managing the IT department, you should ad this poster to the list of office purchases.

For good measure email it to everyone you know who might need a reminder.

You can buy a poster from Etsy. They cost 38 dollars and only 30 has been printed of which a few are left.

18×24, printed on newsprint, navy blue ink, red ink cover and a light blue ink security pattern printed on the back, just for good measure.

Also I’m happy to say I never used any words or number from that list as a password!

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Darice is a web developer who likes reading, watching TV shows, taking the occasional photos and play a tennis game now and then. Darice has been blogging on her own weblog since 2003 and joined Forever Geek in January 2010. When not coding, writing or reading she can be found in the kitchen cooking.

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