Mustang 16th Most Popular Password on the Internet
I blame you. Yes you, the reader and loyal fan of FTE and all things Ford for being the reason why Mustang is one of the top passwords on the Internet. According to SplashData, people use Mustang more than they use the 21st place Superman or the 24th place Batman.
I will give you some credit if you are using Mustang as a password, because it’s better than the most common one of “123456.” The second most popular one is “password,” followed by “12345.” If you think you’ve heard “12345” made fun of as a password before, you’d be right.
Mustang is actually a new addition to the top list for last year. It could be due to the popularity of the 2015 Mustang, or the celebration of the Mustang’s 50 straight years of production. Regardless the reason, people seem to really love Mustangs.
But seriously guys, using the password Mustang really isn’t secure, at all. It’s in the dictionary and is easily hackable by just about anyone. Oh, and no, “Mustang1” isn’t any better. If you are wanting to have a pony password, change some of the letters in the word Mustang to different characters or symbols, and consider adding numbers before or after the word. For example, “[email protected]$helby” is a much more secure password alternative.
If your password is Mustang, congratulations on helping make it so popular last year. Now please change it.
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