Wednesday, June 15, 2011

**Calling all IPhone users**

Source LF:  We’re about to get somebody busted! Some very interesting new research on people’s 4-digit iPhone passwords has been released and if yours is on the list – change it! Daniel Amitay has this stuff down to a science:

Naturally, 1234 is the most common passcode: mimicking the most common internet passwords. To put this into perspective, these 10 codes represent 15% of all passcodes in use. Most of the top passcodes follow typical formulas, such as four identical digits, moving in a line up/down the pad, repetition. 5683 is the passcode with the least obvious pattern, but it turns out that it is the number representation of LOVE (5683), once again mimicking a very common internet password: “iloveyou.” Interestingly, 1990-2000 are all in the top 50, and 1980-1989 are all in the top 100. I would interpret this occurrence as a subset of users that set their passcodes to the year of their birth or graduation.

He also found the most common first digits are 1, 2, 0 and 5 while the least common are 9, 8, 6 and 7. We’ve helped you all we can, see more of the research HERE.

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