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February 4, 2011

Top 5 Most Used Computer Passwords

1. 123456

2. password

3. 12345678

4. qwerty

5. abc123

According to an article in this week's Bloomberg BusinessWeek, "50% of computer users choose a common word or simple key combination for a password."

February 4, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


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Back when computer passwords were first introduced at MIT, Richard Stallman encouraged people to use the return-key as their password; as it turns out, according to this survey, that's a pretty secure choice!

Posted by: mrG | Feb 8, 2011 3:31:09 PM

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