The Worst Passwords Of 2013 And How To Protect Yours

Ben Lee

Ben Lee

CEO and Co-founder of Neon Roots

Ben Lee is the co-founder and CEO of Neon Roots, a digital development agency with a mission to destroy the development model and rebuild it from the ground up. After a brief correspondence with Fidel Castro at age nine, Ben decided to start doing things his own way, going from busboy to club manager at a world-class nightclub before he turned 18. Since then, Ben has founded or taken a leading role in 5 businesses in everything from software development to food and entertainment.

Each year an annual ranking of the internet’s most common passwords is released.  The list stands as a testament that a large portion of internet users are giving a towering middle finger to privacy, security, and common sense in general.  For years, the most common password has simply been “password.”  We’re pleased to say that “password” is no longer the reigning champ, but a bit mortified by what has taken its place.

So, what rounded out the top 10?

1.       123456

2.       password

3.       12345678

4.       qwerty

5.       abc123

6.       123456789

7.       111111

8.       1234567

9.       iloveyou

10.     adobe123

Common phrases and words or even short strings of digits will always be vulnerable to hackers, and so is using the same password for multiple devices and services.   So what can you do to protect yourself, your passwords, or even your company?  At Neon Roots, we’ve actually addressed the issues by developing a password management system called Neon Vault.

Neon Vault is a fully customizable password organization application.  It’s a safe and simple place where you can store all of your passwords.  It gives you the option to group your passwords by function or project, and if you’re running a business, you can even determine which of your team members have access.  You can even track any modifications or password activity by viewing who’s seen a vault or made any changes.  If you’re in need of passwords and are looking for something a bit more secure than “123456,” Vault also has built-in password generator.

As a Los Angeles mobile development shop, we use it ourselves, and we’ve also designed and developed custom Vaults to meet the needs of many other clients.  You shouldn’t have to worry about the security of your passwords, and with Neon Vault you don’t have to.  To learn more about Vault please contact us at 888.978.6306.  At least now we can try out a new slogan: With Neon Vault protecting your passwords is as easy at 1-2-3… 4-5-6!

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