Is Your Password on This List? IC3 Releases Top 25 Hacker Guesses

computer hacker 150x150 Is Your Password on This List? IC3 Releases Top 25 Hacker GuessesThe Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has just released a list of the 25 most common Internet passwords. These search terms are at the top of hackers’ lists to try when accessing programs in your computer. The report is based on information from law enforcement and complaints submitted to IC3.

If you see a password or two of yours on this list, it would be a good idea to change it.

1.    password

2.    123456

3.    12345678

4.    qwerty

5.    abc123

6.    monkey

7.    1234567

8.    letmein

9.    trustno1

10. dragon

11. baseball

12. 111111

13. iloveyou

14. master

15. sunshine

16. ashley

17. bailey

18. passw0rd

19. shadow

20. 123123

21. 654321

22. superman

23. qazwsx

24. michael

25. football

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and is funded in part by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

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About Holly Doering

Holly Doering has worked for the Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Washington, North Idaho, and Montana for half a decade. Her areas of expertise include the CORE Values Program (Character, Optimism, Respect, Ethics) for Teens and Charity Review as well as writing and editing. Prior to that, she has written for two newspapers, a local magazine, and taught English at the community college. She is the proud author of a short story in ZYZZYVA literary magazine and has had good luck publishing lots of poetry. Each year she rolls up her sleeves and wades into the autumn Nanowrimo writing madness and has several unfinished novels to her credit.