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Mustang is 16th Most Popular Password on Internet

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/26/2015 Karla Sanchez
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Those who use "Mustang" as a password might want to consider changing it after finding out that it's one of the most commonly used passwords on the internet.

Splashdata, a company specializing in password management, recently conducted a new study that revealed "Mustang" was the 16th most commonly used password for protecting accounts on the internet in 2014. The pony car was the only vehicle on the list of 25 most popular passwords of 2014, which also included fictional super heroes such as "Batman" and "Superman," the 21st and 24th most commonly used passwords, respectively.

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While Ford likes the fact that there are so many Mustang fans, the company's top cyber security boss encourages that people strengthen their passwords by adding a unique combination of numbers to the password. One idea could be adding how much horsepower your Mustang makes (or however much hp you'd like it to put out), or your favorite Mustang model year. If you need a refresher on which model year is your favorite, check out our Ford Mustang Motor Trend Covers from 1964-Present article. Other ideas for making your password more unique is by mixing upper and lower case letters, which would work nicely for models such as the Mustang GT350R. Ford also recommends adding Mustang option codes or even digits from your VIN number to your password to make it stronger.

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Other passwords to refrain from using include the mostly commonly used password, "123456." The second most popular password is "password," while the third is "12345." Splashdata also recommends not using sports to keep your information safe, as "baseball," and "football" landed in the top 10. Other funny passwords include "monkey" which came in at number 12, and "trustno1," the 25th most popular password.

Source: Ford

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