Archive for October 24th, 2012

Worst Passwords of 2012

More people choose “password” than any other word or phrase to secure their accounts, according to a recent study.

SplashData has just released its annual list of the worst passwords, which features the common phrases used on the Internet and posted by hackers.

    Here’s the  list:

1. password
2. 123456
3. 12345678
4. abc123
5. qwerty
6. monkey
7. letmein
8. dragon
9. 111111
10. baseball
11. iloveyou
12. trustno1
13. 1234567
14. sunshine
15. master
16. 123123
17. welcome
18.shadow
19.ashley
20.football
21.jesus
22. michael
23. ninja
24.mustang
25.password1

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Facebook reports $1.262B in revenue for Q3 2012, net loss of $59M

Facebook yesterday reported $1.262 billion in revenue for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012 — a 32 percent increase from the $954 million reported in Q3 2011.

Revenue from advertising was $1.09 billion, representing 86 percent of total revenue and a 36 percent increase from the same quarter last year. Payments and other fees revenue for the third quarter was $176 million, a 13 percent increase over Q3 2011 and a 9 percent decline sequentially from the second quarter of 2012.

Monthly active users were 1.01 billion as of Sept. 30, 2012, an increase of 26 percent year-over-year.

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