Is this your password?

Is this your password?
In this day and age, passwords are a fact of life. In fact, if we use a smartphone, social media, other mobile apps, even a profile here on phoneArena.com, we deal with passwords.

It may be hard to believe, but most people do not appreciate the vulnerabilities that are exposed if we do not get even a little bit creative with our passwords. To that end, hackers love those of you that use such lame passwords like “password” and “123456.” Yes, people still use those passwords.

SplashData prepares an annual list of the most common passwords, and believe it or not, the most common (and worst) passwords of 2012 are “password,” “123456,” and “12345678” remain the top three used passwords. Stifles the imagination does it not?

We understand the convenience of easy to remember, easy to type passwords, but making it so easy puts more than just your gaming account at risk. Chances are that if you use a lame password for one account, you probably use a lame password for other accounts (perhaps your bank, PayPal, email?). Aside from the mainstays at the top of the list, there have been some new additions, “welcome,” “ninja,” and “password1” among others.



As cloud-based services take a more central role with the smart devices we use, do not think for one minute that using these would be “too simple” to fool anyone. If you are at a loss as to how to come up with memorable, yet strong passwords, try some of these ideas:

Use the first letter of each word of a phrase you like, be it from a song or poem. For example, The Beatles, “Love love me do, you know I love you” becomes “Llmdykily,” then add some numbers and a couple symbols in there too, “1Llmdykily@#.”

Another idea is to combine words, for example, The Terminator’s famous line, “I’ll be back” becomes “illbeback.” Just make sure you are creative, since some phrases are on the list.  Also remember also to mix capitalization which is also helpful with sites that require such measures. You get the idea.

So, if any of your passwords are on this list, change them. That includes your luggage.

sources: Yahoo! Games, video from Mashable


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23 Comments

1. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

lol no... wow cant believe that people will really have these password...

2. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

michael and ashley? that is so fudging stupid! cant belive that some of our homan civilisation is still that dumb. What a shame :(

3. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

i for got to say this: OH NO, ALL OF THESE DUMABASS PASSWORDS ARE not MINE!!!!!!!!

13. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

"some of our homan civilisation is still that dumb" Yes... I concur haha

17. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yeah...........with auto correct on sight, you have proven that kid.

20. metalpoet unregistered

ROTFLMAO!

18. metalpoet unregistered

everyone loves jesus and ashley lol

19. metalpoet unregistered

my password is "a.i.n.t.n.o.1.g.o.in.2.get.w.a.t.i.a.m.s.a.y.i.n.​g.y.o.u.m.o.t.h.a..f.u.c.k.@..." lol

21. luxzy801

Posts: 140; Member since: Jun 16, 2010

Hella creative, Im just wondering how long it will take you to type all of that in LOL

22. metalpoet unregistered

Entirely way too long lol! But serriously some people need to be especially careful with their password, yeah i know its a pain in the butt to have a complex passwrod that you cant instantly type in with one hand but it prevents prying eyes from seeing your exclusive content :)

4. DaNTRoN

Posts: 135; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Phonearena may be the most popular news source ever, if in every article, they referenced The Beatles.

5. e.wvu unregistered

That freaking auto play ad made me shook a little. Haha. But on topic, you're an idiot if you have one of those passwords.

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Who's the retard that uses those?

7. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

password1 seems legit. Changing PA password to it.

8. SavageLucy42

Posts: 211; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Am I okay if my password is JesusDragon?

9. redmd

Posts: 1910; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

what about "passw0rd"?

12. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1219; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

What is the rank for this password "G0@ndfu(kurse1f" ????

14. SleepingOz unregistered

"jesus" made me LOL! XD

15. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

give me your password and your email adress and I tell you if its safe ninja - my wifi name

16. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

durr okay

23. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

passwords should be like asdofhaosdfhaoshdfohasodufhashfoiahsfhasuiodfhuoas​hdfioan :DEAL WITH IT:

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