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About the 25 Worst Passwords of 2013

By January 22, 2014

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It's obvious that people mostly ignore warnings about using unsafe passwords no matter how many times they are reminded. That's because every year the password string "password" ranks at the top of the list of Internet surveys. Well, until this year that is. Security firm Splash Data has released their 2013 annual report of its Top 25 Worst Passwords, ranked based on how often the password string was found posted online. "123456" has taken over the top spot this year. Don't worry, though: "Password" is still an extremely popular password, ranking 2nd on the survey list. Personal favorites of mine that also made the list this year include perennial favorites "iloveyou" and "letmein" plus the new entrant "princess."

If any of you use online passwords that appear on this list - please change them.

More - 'Password' Unseated by '123456' on SplashData's Annual Worst Passwords List (2013) (splashdata.com)
See also - Five Steps to a Strong Password
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January 29, 2014 at 8:04 am
(1) JAMES SNADER says:

I’m baffled about secure passwords. Which is more secure: cW@34%D or 123456 if they are both posted on a list online? The biggest threat is hackers getting my passwords from my bank or a store like Target. The best password in the world will not protect my info if my password is not encrypted and millions of accounts get hacked.

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