Featured Articles

HP Stream is a Chromebook killer priced at $200

HP Stream is a Chromebook killer priced at $200

We have been hearing reports of a new breed of affordable Windows notebooks for months. It is alleged that a number…

AMD Radeon R7 SSD line-up goes official

AMD Radeon R7 SSD line-up goes official

AMD has officially launched its first ever SSDs and all three are part of AMD’s AMD Radeon R7 SSD series.

KitKat has more than a fifth of Android users

KitKat has more than a fifth of Android users

Android 4.4 is now running on more than a fifth of Android devices, according to Google’s latest figures.

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 12 August 2013 09:19

Most people choose rubbish passwords

Written by Nick Farrell

Pet names are a favourite

Google Apps conducted a study of 2,000 people to learn more about their methods for choosing account passwords and found that most people choose words which are easy to work out.

The top 10 list is as follows:

1. Pet names
2. A notable date, such as a wedding anniversary
3. A family member’s birthday
4. Your child’s name
5. Another family member’s name
6. Your birthplace
7. A favourite holiday
8. Something related to your favourite sports team
9. The name of a significant other
10. The word “Password”

Google points out that information such as birthdays, anniversaries and names can be easily researched using Facebook. It is also generally recommended that you lie when setting account security questions like “what is your mother’s maiden name?” More than half of us people share our passwords with others, and three per cent write their passwords down on a post-it note stuck near their computer.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus


Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments