Daniel Amitay, the developer of the Big Brother Camera Security app, ran an interesting survey of his application’s users. He added some code to anonymously record passcodes of iPhone owners who use his application.

With this little test, Amitay was able to record 204,508 passcodes from as many devices, giving him the opportunity to find out what the most used passcodes are. If you are using any of these passcodes, you might want to change this right away in order to increase the safety of the information on your device…

The 10 most used iPhone passcodes are 1234, 0000, 2580, 1111, 5555, 5683, 0852, 2222, 1212, 1998.

Do you wonder why 5683 is in there? This passcode is not the result of a logical pattern like 1234, but it is the representation of “LOVE” on the keypad.

Interesting info, isn’t it?

  • Mripod64

    Wow…good thing mine arnt those haha

  • Paul Zammit

    Set up your work-mail, and you need a 6 digit one.

    ๐Ÿ™

  • Nir

    Wow its good

  • Kraig

    Seems like a tremendous invasion of privacy, especially since I doubt anyone approved this collection of data. Even if it’s “anonymous,” it has to be collected and kept somewhere with identifiable data, and in the wrong hands that could be decoded and put to bad use.

    • I would think the guy just noted the numbers down and the passcode-device data is already on his server so the people can take it from there if they want

  • William

    well, I don’t use passcode at all on my iPhone.

    • iamLuqman

      Well, that’s safer ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Monster86a

    Dont use simple passcode… Duh.

  • XepptizZ

    My pass is the 26’th to 30’th digit of pie, coz I luuuuv pie.

    • Ernesto Castellanos

      It’s pi… Not pie, for the first one

    • Painman

      The 26th to the 30th digit of pie, or anything else for that matter,is 5 numbers; so your passcode wouldn’t be in this list ๐Ÿ˜›

  • When I use a password, I’m using the keyboard password and my pass are a space, simple but original

  • Is there a tweak where a passcode screen comes up but you tap somewhere else numerous times instead to unlock…?
    Or maybe pull down the status bar to unlock with a fake passcode screen?

  • Acolz

    How is not there 1337? Been using it for years and noone ever knew what it was ๐Ÿ˜€

    • poynter32

      Only the elite use that.

  • Joe

    Nevermind the fact that he’s collecting, transmitting, and storing password/code information for 200K+ users.

    Then sharing said information.

  • mike

    Why the password length is 4 digits is beyond me.

    Why doesn’t Apple allow a max of 8 characters so users can choose their own level of security?

    The logic of simplicity and “it just works” doesn’t apply here!

    • Vincent

      They do, actually. In the passcode settings, turn off “Simple Password” and you can have a password as long as you want, using Letters/Symbols/Numbers

  • Jeff

    Never running any of this guys apps, if I was one of his customers I would be pissed. “Anonymous” or not, this is one hell of an invasion of privacy.

  • north

    shouldn’t Apple be banning this App now that this info has come to light?

    I can’t think Apple would want to allow anonymous or non-anonymous

  • Vincent

    Talk about an invasion of privacy! Apple should ban this shady developer from the App Store. “Anonymous” or not, no app should EVER transmit data like that.

  • Braulio

    who gives a crap about the invasion it’s just a phone… don’t put stuff on there that you don’t people seeing and whala nothing to worry about. Messaging is a different story but I don’t really care as I’m a very open person. I have my phone without a lock and tap to unlock and yess I’m that fucking lazy.

  • mostapha

    7319

  • mostapha

    0080

  • Nick

    0312

  • axel Macintosh

    my password: 8888

  • axel Macintosh

    steve jobs password: 3852 (F U JB)

  • Richard

    2878

  • sum tin wong

    Mine is 9999

  • Alastion

    Which is why I don’t use the simple passcode, I use the same 10 digit number as my internet’s password.