Predictable PIN numbers


An interesting analysis of PIN numbers in this article in Data Genetics shows astonishing lack of randomness in how people choose PIN numbers.   For example, just 20 4-digit numbers account for a staggering 26% of 4-digit PIN numbers, with “1234” alone accounting for over 10%!

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About Gerry Beauregard

I'm a Singapore-based Canadian software engineer, inventor, musician, and occasional triathlete. My current work and projects mainly involve audio technology for the web and iOS. I'm the author of AudioStretch, an audio time-stretching/pitch-shifting app for musicians. Past jobs have included writing speech recognition software for Apple, creating automatic video editing software for muvee, and designing ASICs for Nortel. I hold a Bachelor of Applied Science (Electrical Engineering) from Queen's University and a Master of Arts in Electroacoustic Music from Dartmouth College.
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