Most Common Passwords - Mustang Ranks 16th in the Top 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2014

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Believe or not, a recent study from SplashData is informing that Mustang is the 16th most popular password on the Internet, besting Superman in 21st place and Batman in 24th. Yup, you heard that right - superheroes ain’t got nothin’ on the blue-collared pony made in Flat Rock, Michigan.
As the study further informs, Mustang is the only automotive nameplate to appear in the top 25 most common Internet passwords used at the present moment. It’s not surprising that 123456 is still king of the worst passwords of 2014 list, but the rest of the top 10 is just as conventional as ever before.

Without further ado, 123456 is followed by: password, 12345, 12345678, qwerty, 123456789, 1234, baseball, dragon and football. As funny as this sounds, iloveyou is one of 9 passwords from 2013 to fall off the 2014 list. #11 to #20 most common passwords of 2014 include 1234567, monkey, letmein, abc123, 111111, Mustang, access, shadow, master and Michael.

But #21 to #25 are even funnier: Superman, 696969 (somebody appears to really like the sixty-niner), 123123, Batman and trustno1. Whoah, now that was a long list of uninspired passwords, although Mustang is unexpected. Those among you that are curious about how you can protect you e-mail or Facebook from being hacked, SplashData has a few simple tips.

Firstly, use passwords of 8 characters or more with mixed types of characters. Last but not least, avoid using the same username / password combo for multiple websites or e-mail / social media accounts.

While you should always keep your Ford Mustang-inspired password a secret from everyone, don’t forget to wear your appreciation for the iconic American pony car proudly and pedal-to-the-metal loudly.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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