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Take A Number

An iPhone developer anonymously recorded iPhone users’ numerical passcodes.  Using statistical analysis i.e. mode and average, he created a list of the ten most common PIN.

Because I am concerned about unintentionally selecting a number or password with meaning I use a random number generator to create a PIN.  I still have a bias; however, because I dismiss numbers like 7777 or 1234 even thought they arise randomly.  The most common numbers are listed below.  Every phone, GPS, and garage keypad I come across will experience me entering these numbers.

  • 1234
  • 0000
  • 2580
  • 1111
  • 5555
  • 5683
  • 0852
  • 2222
  • 1212
  • 1998

Also of note, 1990 – 2000 were in the top 50 passwords and 1980 – 1989 were in the top 100.


Survey Says

Will I keep using Facebook and other social networking sites in 2020? 67% of Generation Y will continue to “broadcast” on social networking sites according to a Pew (pew pew) survey. By 2020, I expect a robot to do all of my social networking for me.

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