Ever wondered what the most popular passcodes on the iPhone are? Well, thanks to app developer Daniel Amitay, we now have a look at the top 10 passcodes that iPhone owners use to lock up their phones.
The data was gathered using Amitay’s Big Brother Camera Security application which records the passcodes of its users anonymously. While the data is a small sample of the millions of iPhone users, it does point to some interesting trends. If his data is anywhere near accurate then this is how it breaks down. Out of the 204,508 passcodes he plucked, the top ten passcodes are:
The least obvious one here, as Amitay points out, is 5683. Wondering why that is in the top 10? Well, it’s because those digits spell out the word ‘Love’. You devilish iPhone owners you. You also might be wondering about 2580. Well, those are of course the digits running down the middle of the keypad. It also appears that iPhone owners like using years as passcodes as 1990 to 2000 all appeared in the top 50.
While this is a neat little look into iPhone owners habits, it’s not all fun and games. It’s a very clear sign that many iPhones out there aren’t well protected. Amitay thinks that a thief would have about a 1 in 7 chance of getting the phone unlocked,especially if the thief is familiar with the owners birthday or relationship status.
So, word of advice, keep this in mind when you start flaunting your new iPhone 5 this September.