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“Mustang” One of the Top 25 Most Used Passwords

by Shane McGlaun
“Mustang” One of the Top 25 Most Used Passwordszoom in

I am a huge Mustang fan, having owned about eight of them over the years including numerous late model versions. I have a serious jones for the GT350R, but alas it’s above my pay grade. Despite my Mustang obsession, I have never really thought about the word “Mustang” as a password for any of my online accounts.

I tend to choose passwords that mean nothing because I don’t want to be hacked. I know plenty of folks that use complex passwords and then tape them to their monitors so they can remember them. That is not the best security protocol. It’s also not good security to use a common word. Regardless, the word “Mustang” is the 16th most popular password used online, according to SplashData’s Worst Passwords of 2014 report.

That probably means if you have a friend that owns a Mustang, and isn’t in IT, their password for something they use online is probably the name of their car. Mustang was the only car name to appear on the list, so take that Camaro and Challenger! If your password is “Mustang” please go change it right now, we will wait.

Here’s the complete list of stupid passwords, in case you’re wondering.

Rank Password
1 123456
2 password
3 12345
4 12345678
5 qwerty
6 123456789
7 1234
8 baseball
9 dragon
10 football
11 1234567
12 monkey
13 letmein
14 abc123
15 111111
16 mustang
17 access
18 shadow
19 master
20 michael
21 superman
22 696969
23 123123
24 batman
25 trustno1

 

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