- 06-18-2009, 07:18 AM #101iMore Newbie
- 37 Posts
Well, all the really good lame passwords have already been mentioned - password, 1234 etc.
How about people who think they are being really smart and use birthdays, anniversaries and/or middle names? Or the name of their dog?
- 06-18-2009, 07:41 AM #102iPhone Nanite
- 5 Posts
I need one
OK, I constantly have to reset my password for all the banks and web sites. For some reason I have trouble remembering them. With this app, hey I just have to launch it and get the info. I have to make sure I remember the password for 1Password Pro
- 06-18-2009, 07:44 AM #103
- 06-18-2009, 07:50 AM #104iPhone Nanite
- 3 Posts
I work in a school and just to mention a few off the lame passwords people have attempted to use before i tell them to change them are :
- change or changeme
- The subject that they teach e.g. maths teacher- maths etc
- some other examples - food, blue, pink and cuddles which was sad. The reason for being sad was the poor girl couldnt remember how to spell the word and started crying so we changed it to one she could remember and a bit more secure and she was happy again. Bless her!
- 06-18-2009, 07:53 AM #105iPhone Newbie
- 33 Posts
all the 'good' lame passwords have already been mentioned. The worst I've seen actually used besides default and no passwords and the obligatory "password" and "1234" variations has been "changeme" and "******". One that a friend used was a combination of '1's and lower case 'L's (like "1ll1l11l"). So if he wrote it down it looked like all 1s or all 'l's or some terminal fonts display them identically as well.
- 06-18-2009, 07:56 AM #106iPhone Newbie
- 14 Posts
The best is how people often write their passwords on a sitcky-note underneath the keyboard. Kindof defeats the purpose.
Also, a story in The Week Magazine last week talked about USGov't computers being seriously breached because a large percentage of the employees used "password" or "Login" as their password. The secrets are out!
- 06-18-2009, 07:56 AM #107
- 06-18-2009, 08:00 AM #108
- 06-18-2009, 08:16 AM #109
- 06-18-2009, 08:26 AM #110
Funny enough, some of the "techs" here use that when creating accounts, and then "forget" to change it
- 06-18-2009, 08:31 AM #111
- 06-18-2009, 08:49 AM #112
Nothing quite as lame as using "username" and "password." Love it when the IT guys at work recommend an initial password like "pass1" and then just upping the number by one when forced to update password...definately trying to limit calls rather than have a secure password...
- 06-18-2009, 08:54 AM #113
You don't even have to move your fingers!
- 06-18-2009, 08:57 AM #114
- 06-18-2009, 09:00 AM #115
I always get a kick out of ..... jomomma.
- 06-18-2009, 09:01 AM #116iPhone Newbie
- 37 Posts
password, 0000 or 1234 are all pretty lame.
What was the girls password in the 1st National Treasure that Ben had to use to get into the secure area?
- 06-18-2009, 09:02 AM #117
Bad VPN Password
The worst I've seen in over 20 years has been this past winter. The client assigned VPN user names and password to the consultants, but did not allow them to change them. All consultant VPN passwords where '12345678'
- 06-18-2009, 09:08 AM #118
One of the most dangerous: "admin"
- 06-18-2009, 09:09 AM #119iPhone Beginner
- 51 Posts
Has got to be:
However (for my submission), the lamest I've known of someone using was simply their name.
Her name: Rachel
Her password: rachel
Oh, props to 1Password. Been using it for a number of months now and I don't know how I did without it before... A+ app.
- 06-18-2009, 09:19 AM #120iPhone Newbie
- 12 Posts
Everything I learned, I learned from the movies!
"My voice is my password."
Totally impossible to crack! (unless your Robert Redford)
- 06-18-2009, 09:27 AM #121
The lamest username/password combo that i have used is
Username - Root
Password - Tree
- 06-18-2009, 09:30 AM #122iMore Intermediate
- 149 Posts
Best one I have seen was used at my last job by a pretty big "Tough Guy"
His password was.....Cocoa Puff
- 06-18-2009, 09:40 AM #123
- 06-18-2009, 09:45 AM #124iPhone Newbie
- 24 Posts
I dont know if this is already posted but I have seen passwordx where x is any number. I have also seen the persons first initial and last name or visa versa. And finally I have used forgotmypassword1 which was really stupid but was always easy to remember.
- 06-18-2009, 09:52 AM #125