Music Fans Need To Change Their Passwords

Government security organisation list Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters and Metallica as being some of the internet’s most vulnerable login passwords.

Music fans consider yourselves warned: Now remain vigilant…

Blink 182 topped this list by far, hey, whats up dumb-nuts? How bad do you wanna get hacked?

A huge list of the worlds most successful bands have also inspired some of the world’s most successfully hacked passwords.


All three bands featured in the “global password risk list,” which was compiled by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre to reveal the 100,000 most vulnerable passwords in operation. While Blink–182 emerged as the most vulnerable password to feature a musical act, below you can find more passwords not to use…

Green Day, Slipknot, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Sum 41 and Ozzy Osbourne.

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus took to Twitter saying: “You guys”, If your password is one of these words or phrases, it’s time to change it:
• blink182
• liverpool
• superman
• manutd
• ashley
• michael
• cowboys1
• iloveyou
“We understand that cyber security can feel daunting to a lot of people, but the NCSC has published lots of easily applicable advice to make you much less vulnerable,” Dr. Ian Levy, NCSC’s technical director, said in a statement.“Password re-use is a major risk that can be avoided – nobody should protect sensitive data with something that can be guessed, like their first name, local football team or favourite band. Using hard-to-guess passwords is a strong first step and we recommend combining three random but memorable words. Be creative and use words memorable to you, so people can’t guess your password.”

Still not going to consider changing those passwords?

Maybe this clip from Ace Ventura Pet Detective will change your minds!

Ace Ventura – Pet Detective – Rock Scene

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