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The Week Contest - Obvious passwords
A software security firm has isolated the 25 worst passwords to use online. Choose a famous person and the most obvious password they might use
 
The obvious password -- the one you'll remember -- isn't always the best bet.
The obvious password -- the one you'll remember -- isn't always the best bet.
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Welcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.

Click here for the results of the previous contest: Strange albums

Last week's question: A software security firm has isolated the 25 worst passwords to use online, including "123456," "letmein," and — the worst — "password." We asked you to choose a famous person and the most obvious password they might use.

THE WINNER: Donald Trump: Trump
Sharon Pelham, Newark DE

SECOND PLACE:
Newt Gingrich: notmitt
Justin Turetsky, New York, NY

THIRD PLACE: Muammar Gaddafi: condoleeza
Kelly Bryant, Central Point, OR
 
HONORABLE MENTIONS

Steve Jobs: Fave fruit
Frank Letchworth, Knoxville, TN

Bill Gates: ihateapple
Karin Gaarder, Los Angeles, CA

Rick Perry: passwo??
Dana Pittman, Letts, IA

Rick Perry: DeptofEnergy
Robert Gorman, Debary, FL

Bill Clinton: ididnot
Diane Gallo, Summit, NJ

Dan Quayle: passworde
William McNeil, Oakland, CA

Herman Cain: ginger
Nancy Smith, Fox Point, WI

Pres. Obama: 2012
John Brofka, Swansea, IL

Hilary Clinton: 2016
Mike Paul, Carrboro, NC

Dick Cheney: WMDhaha
Jim Keenan, Norwalk, CT

Rudy Giuliani: 9/11
Peter Smith, Los Angeles, CA

Sarah Palin: deathpanel
Robert Schechter, Dix Hills, NY

David Mamet: ***k!
Amy Torchinsky, Greensboro, NC

Vanna White: aeiou
Rebecca Underwood, Woodstock, GA

Lassie: Timmy
Mary Hogan, New York, NY

Betty White: Allen Ludden
Jeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, VA

Salvador Dali: mustache
William Bernsau, Jacksonville, FL

Flipper: notsmilingforyou
Dean Tow, New York, NY

Edgar Allen Poe: Nevermore
Bork Maronn, Chicago, IL

Michael Jackson: ABC123
Ron Munn, Green Valley, AZ

Leonardo Fibonacci: 112358
Don DeYoung, Warsaw, IN

Shakespeare: 2Bornot2B
Tom Haydock, Hartland, CT

Bono: U2U3U4U5
Kyle Sabatino, Long Valley, NJ

Abraham Lincoln: 4score7
Mike Dant, Green Valley, AZ

Abraham Lincoln: penny
Harold Skillrud, Bloomington, IL

Moses: L8myPplego
Annette Kirschner, New York, NY

Pharaoh Khufu: BiggestPyramid
Kenneth R. Updegrove, Cedaredge, CO
 
Big Bird: OpenSesame
Rick Simpson, Sacramento, CA

Clark Gable: frankly
Roger Chaffee, Midland, MI

God: lol  ; )
Don Stamm, Chadron, NE

 

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