1. wraithdu's Avatar
    I'm still a fan of the movie Hackers:

    password = god
    06-18-2009 11:21 AM
  2. marktheknife's Avatar
    "Wasilla High." It worked for Sarah Palin... Oh wait, no it didnt.
    06-18-2009 11:24 AM
  3. tomg1551's Avatar
    Of course the worst password I have seen is when they require NO PASSWORD.
    06-18-2009 11:28 AM
  4. hobyphone's Avatar
    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 11:33 AM
  5. scoremann's Avatar
    I think people that use the street they live on is pretty lame for a password.

    06-18-2009 11:47 AM
  6. DizietAsahi's Avatar
    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 11:47 AM
  7. Mabuti's Avatar


    spouse's name
    06-18-2009 11:54 AM
  8. Dionte's Avatar
    I've switched up a user name before and added numbers like 01 on the end
    06-18-2009 11:57 AM
  9. roger75's Avatar
    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 12:14 PM
  10. thraxisp's Avatar
    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 12:19 PM
  11. sdoberei's Avatar
    qwertyuiop and also my wife's name!
    06-18-2009 12:49 PM
  12. Batman2372's Avatar
    I have to admit that I have used 12345 and 00000 a whole lot before I became serious about security... Thank god I did not get burned... well.. at least.. I don't think I have???


    Wow, that's the same as the combination to my luggage!

    Yes, I'm a Mel Brooks fan.

    But my "favorite" password is the one where they use their own birthday as the password.
    06-18-2009 12:51 PM
  13. randeepthe13th's Avatar
    i think that "passw0rd" is the worst and statistically most dumb password...
    06-18-2009 01:03 PM
  14. G-Let's Avatar
    "Moonglum of Elwher"
    06-18-2009 01:21 PM
  15. surrealx's Avatar
    So the combination is... one, two, three, four, five? That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard in my life! The kind of thing an ***** would have on his luggage!
    06-18-2009 01:31 PM
  16. emily0605's Avatar
    password1 and password2 are two that I use frequently.
    06-18-2009 01:39 PM
  17. tsalonia#IM's Avatar
    How about abc123.
    06-18-2009 01:50 PM
  18. Nando#IM's Avatar
    Own name, followed by birth year.
    06-18-2009 01:50 PM
  19. anon(448050)'s Avatar
    i had to be over 10 characters:

    06-18-2009 01:50 PM
  20. ohessyou's Avatar
    I didn't read the whole list but 2 of the lamest I run into are: "asdf" and "bigtits"
    06-18-2009 02:04 PM
  21. mrsdcj's Avatar
    "mypw" - or test1234
    06-18-2009 02:22 PM
  22. Bebo's Avatar
    Lamest password?


    No...I'm not masking the password. The password was actually 8 asteriks. Nice.
    06-18-2009 02:23 PM
  23. ryanlberg's Avatar
    when i was in the army all the CPUs in our company had 1D10T for all the passwords. thought it was kind of funny.
    06-18-2009 02:27 PM
  24. shaymatthews's Avatar
    asdf you don't have to move your fingers from the home position.
    06-18-2009 04:21 PM
  25. johnnymac239's Avatar
    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."
    06-18-2009 04:25 PM
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