BrizBunny Rotating Header Image

September, 2012:

Popular PINs

Have you ever wondered how secure your Credit Card or EFTPOS PIN is? We the clever folk at DataGenetics have worked out the most and least popular Personal Identifying Numbers [^], see if you are on the list.

Out of 10,000 possible combination (0000-9999) the top 3 most “popular” PINs (1234, 1111, and 0000) account for almost 20% of PINs used! So for your normal three guesses and it swallows the card Teller Machine, there is a one-in-five chance of “guessing” the right number. Other popular choices are years (19xx) and day and month combinations (ddmm, mmdd), which are probably easy to guess if you know the person.

Leaked PINs

Leaked PINs

Why Not?

Some men see things as they are and say why – I dream things that never were and say why not.

“Back to Methuselah” – George Bernard Shaw

Also used as a slogan by President John F Kennedy, and as a eulogy by Sen. Edward M Kennedy for his brother, Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

NY Times – A Wallet Lost 40 Years Ago Now Is Found – 20 Feb 2011 [^]
John F Kennedy Presidential Library – Robert F. Kennedy Quotations [^]