Jesus Saves?

Oh yes, I do believe, unreservedly, that Jesus saves. But like a “doubting Thomas”, I seriously doubt if he would do much to help you when it comes to protecting you from having your online identities hijacked – that is, if you use his name as your password.

Splashdata, a leading provider of password management applications for over 10 years, has just released its list of the 25 worst passwords for 2012, and the name of our Lord, JESUS, was listed as Number 21.

In a year with several high profile password hacking incidents at major sites including Sony, Yahoo, LinkedIn, eHarmony, and Last.fm, SplashData’s list of frequently used passwords shows that many people continue to put themselves at risk by using weak, easily guessable passwords.

SplashData’s top 25 list was compiled from files containing millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers. The company advises consumers or businesses using any of the passwords on the list to change them immediately.

Compared with that of last year, below is the list of the worst passwords for 2012;

1. password (Unchanged)
2, 123456 (Unchanged)
3. 12345678 (Unchanged)
4. abc123 (Up 1)
5. qwerty (Down 1)
6. monkey (Unchanged)
7. letmein (Up 1)
8. dragon (Up 2)
9. 111111 (Up 3)
10. baseball (Up 1)
11. iloveyou (Up 2)
12. trustno1 (Down 3)
13. 1234567 (Down 6)
14. sunshine (Up 1)
15. master (Down 1)
16. 123123 (Up 4)
17. welcome (New)
18. shadow (Up 1)
19. ashley (Down 3)
20. football (Up 5)
21. jesus (New)
22. michael (Up 2)
23. ninja     (New)
24. mustang (New)
25. password1 (New)

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