Every login has different requirements for passwords, you know, to make them secure passwords. It is so annoying! Most require a capital letter, a lowercase letter, a number, and a symbol (although only specific symbols are acceptable). This means everything has a different password and many people forget them on a regular basis!

ScientificAmerican.com lets us know that familiar things decay over time and you might only remember a process and forget the actual information. This would be similar to a dancer remembering an old piece but as soon as a slip up happens the entire movement is forgotten.

Password Tips

  1. Don’t use names, this means any name, especially those that mean something to you.
  2. Don’t use only a sequence of numbers.
  3. Don’t add a 1 at the end of your passwords just to make the system happy.
  4. Make them long but not just the top row on your keyboard like qwertyuiop[]\.
  5. Use 1Password to keep all your passwords in one place an encrypted so you only have to remember the password to get in.
  6. Use the password generator that is built in your browser, it is worth it to memorize the complicated but secure password.

50 Worst Passwords

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. 12345
  6. 123456789
  7. letmein
  8. 1234567
  9. football
  10. Iioveyou
  11. admin
  12. welcome
  13. monkey
  14. login
  15. abc123
  16. starwars
  17. 123123
  18. dragon
  19. passw0rd
  20. master
  21. hello
  22. freedom
  23. whatever
  24. qazwsx
  25. trustno1
  26. 654321
  27. jordan23
  28. harley
  29. password1
  30. 1234
  31. robert
  32. matthew
  33. jordan
  34. asshole
  35. daniel
  36. andrew
  37. dakers
  38. andrea
  39. buster
  40. joshua
  41. 1qaz2wsx
  42. 12341234
  43. ferrari
  44. cheese
  45. computer
  46. corvette
  47. blahblah
  48. george
  49. mercedes
  50. 121212