- 06-18-2009, 10:21 AM #126
- 06-18-2009, 10:24 AM #127
"Wasilla High." It worked for Sarah Palin... Oh wait, no it didnt.
- 06-18-2009, 10:28 AM #128
Of course the worst password I have seen is when they require NO PASSWORD.
- 06-18-2009, 10:33 AM #129iPhone Newbie
- 28 Posts
Anything you see in a movie, where someone just thinks really hard because they know someone so well, and then guesses the password. Or my mom, who just uses her kids' names as passwords.
- 06-18-2009, 10:47 AM #130
- 06-18-2009, 10:47 AM #131
I've met a client who came up with a very strong password system (at least in his mind). For every website/application, he had a different password which made him think that he was being very well protected.
Unfortunately, each password was... the name of the website/application!
- 06-18-2009, 10:54 AM #132iPhone Nanite
- 8 Posts
- 06-18-2009, 10:57 AM #133
- 06-18-2009, 11:14 AM #134iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
True story. A friend of mine had just started working at this place right after they instituted a "You must change your password at next logon" policy. However, they didn't tell anyone about it before hand nor did they set any minimum requirements so most of the people, being confused at this new dialog box, just hit enter until it went away.
Guess what they all ended up with? Yep, blank passwords. And the troubling part is they never fixed it. He only worked there for a few months and most people still had blank passwords when he left.
Need access to their email via OWA? Try a blank password.
Back when I worked at a certain electronic City that is no longer in business my terminal (cash register) password was simply 0 because it was the easiest button to hit as I slide my hand off the keypad. Most of the time I entered my password in an air guitar fashion, too, bringing my hand over my head like I had just broke into the Gibson or something. Oh to be young again!
In my IT journey, I've seen great administrator passwords such as f***off, fearme, p@55w0rd, company's name, admin, etc. (not really "etc" as the password, just that the list goes on and on. )
My personal favorite of all time:
Please don't hack into this box
- 06-18-2009, 11:19 AM #135
Not a weak password, but I worked for a company that mandated that the Administrator/root password on all 2000 systems is the company was the same and never changed. The password was published to all admins. Users needed to have strong passwords and change them every 45 days.
- 06-18-2009, 11:49 AM #136iPhone Nanite
- 7 Posts
qwertyuiop and also my wife's name!
- 06-18-2009, 11:51 AM #137
- 06-18-2009, 12:03 PM #138
i think that "passw0rd" is the worst and statistically most dumb password...
- 06-18-2009, 12:21 PM #139
"Moonglum of Elwher"
- 06-18-2009, 12:31 PM #140
- 06-18-2009, 12:39 PM #141iPhone Beginner
- 57 Posts
password1 and password2 are two that I use frequently.
- 06-18-2009, 12:50 PM #142
- 06-18-2009, 12:50 PM #143iPhone Nanite
- 4 Posts
Own name, followed by birth year.
- 06-18-2009, 12:50 PM #144
- 06-18-2009, 01:04 PM #145iPhone Newbie
- 10 Posts
I didn't read the whole list but 2 of the lamest I run into are: "asdf" and "bigtits"
- 06-18-2009, 01:22 PM #146iPhone Nanite
- 3 Posts
"mypw" - or test1234
- 06-18-2009, 01:23 PM #147
No...I'm not masking the password. The password was actually 8 asteriks. Nice.
- 06-18-2009, 01:27 PM #148
- 06-18-2009, 03:21 PM #149iPhone Newbie
- 10 Posts
asdf you don't have to move your fingers from the home position.
- 06-18-2009, 03:25 PM #150
I worked for a law firm and one day a big-shot attorney (a.k.a. superjerk) called and needed his password reset. He demanded it be reset to:
Then he made me sign a nondisclosure/confidentiality form so that if I told anyone, he could "suemyass."