Funny Passwords Ever Hacked
If you think that the most strong passwords are the most complicated ones, consisting of figures, lower case letters, symbols, and upper case letters — all together, you are right.
1gfdbd538_fwe6)j is the best option for your security. It seems that everybody knows that, but still, anecdotal evidence suggests that people do not care and continue to use weak passwords for their accounts. That, in turn, leads to data loss.
Ashley Madison case
Ashley Madison is a much-hyped website for fast and no-strings … cheating. A couple of years ago, it was hacked, and the data was delivered to the public eye. As a result, cracking 11.7 million passwords, hackers shared interesting statistics.
It appeared that among almost 12 million passwords, only 4.5 million were unique, 630 thousand passwords completely matched the usernames.
The shortest password was only 1 character long. The longest is 28 characters. The average password length is 6-8 characters.
Also, hackers made a list of the most interesting and funny passwords. The results were really pretty funny:
Some users thought that the more words, the better the password:
Some doubt whether to use such a service for such a bad thing:
Some users are generally in the denial stage:
Naive users who consider Ashley Madison a real solution:
Users who believe in the safety of Ashley Madison:
Some seem to be guessing what Ashley Madison is:
Why people feel so secure about using a dating app? We can only guess.
The worst passwords from LinkedIn
The worldwide popular professional networking platform LinkedIn also became a target of hackers back in 2012, and, as a result, 117 million passwords became an object for sale. The access to the database can be freely obtained for $ 2 per day or $ 265 per year on LeakedSource, even now.
The ridiculous passwords from this leak are the following:
Given the focus of the resource, the popularity of the passwords “work,” “job,” and “career” is not surprising.
Religious users quite often show this in their passwords: “god,” “angel,” “jesus.”
And of course, the standard set for the Internet: “sex”, “fuck”, “bitch” and “dick”.
The passwords “michael,” “charlie,” and “jordan” are also curious – either proper names or in honor of famous basketball players and Charlie’s Angels.
The similar stories are the common feature if you do some investigation. Yahoo (3 billion variants), Dropbox (68 million variants), Facebook (419 million variants), also know what it is like.
We decided to do our own research and gathered 50 funniest passwords of users in the WWW.
Top Funniest passwords according to Utopia’s fans research
For your convenience, we have classified all passwords in 5 groups.
Funny passwords for those who always forget them:
Funny passwords for movies fans:
Funny passwords for music addicted:
Funny passwords for geeks:
Love yourself passwords:
How to think up a really secure password?
Your password is secure if:
- it contains letters of upper and lower case (“X”, “k”);
- numbers and special symbols are also used (“!”, “~”);
- there is no coincidence with the surname, names, nicknames, dates of birth of you and your friends, relatives;
- it is at least 8 characters long. It’s almost impossible to guess such a password using brute force;
Examples of bad passwords:
Examples of good passwords:
Where to store passwords? It is best to keep passwords in mind. It’s definitely not possible for hackers to get there. If you decide to write it down on a piece of paper or save it in your smartphone’s notes, remember that these methods are unreliable. So be careful. There is always a chance that others will see the notes.
A new password is always hard to remember. The best way to do this is at first not to save the password, but to enter it manually. After several dozen attempts, a mechanical memory will develop, and you will begin to enter the password reflexively.
It is a tricky task to remember many passwords at the same time. For such cases, you can add them to the password managers. Don’t forget to be careful about choosing one.
Let’s put two and two together
As you can see, people should not rely on even such respectful platforms like LinkedIn, Yahoo, and Dropbox and seemed private Ashley Madison when it comes to data privacy and security. As you remember, these are two different notions. Check the difference and learn why it is important to know it.
That’s why it’s become so vital to use apps and online services which don’t store users’ data. Only in this case, users’ info is untouchable. It’s possible only in one case — when the application is decentralized. Read more about the difference between centralized and decentralized networks.
Utopia ecosystem is a perfect example of secure decentralized peer-to-peer architecture where the data is stored on each peer’ local device in an encrypted form under the protection of 256-bit AES (the longest key which is impossible to hack.)
Therefore, don’t be so thoughtless, create complex passwords, forget about ridiculous ones if privacy matters for you or use the Utopia ecosystem, and forget about risks.