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Top 25 computer passwords unveiled

2011-11-30

Queen’s University School of Computing professor and computer security expert David Skillicorn is available to talk about today’s report on the 25 most popular (and worst) passwords of 2011.

SplashData, a company that offers password management services, has provided a list of the worst and most commonly used passwords of all time. The list includes “password,” “123456,” “Monkey,” “trustno1” and “abc123.”

David Skillicorn is available after 12:30 p.m. November 22.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca or Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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