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The 25 Worst Passwords on the Internet Are a Hacker’s Delight

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Figuring out the worst password on the Internet is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Splash Data has come out with its annual rankings of the worst passwords to use online.

“123456” has the dishonor of claiming the top spot, knocking “password” from number one for the first time since SplashData began compiling the list. “123456” was number two last year, the spot now occupied by “password.”

SplashData’s rankings were created by analyzing files of millions of stolen passwords over the last 12 months. If you want to make sure no one hacks into your eBay account and starts bidding frivolously on old Herb Alpert records, SplashData recommends using at least eight characters mixing numerals, letters and symbols, along with spaces.

The 25 Worst Passwords on the Internet

1. 123456
2.
password
3.
12345678
4.
qwerty
5.
abc123
6.
123456789
7.
111111
8.
1234567
9.
iloveyou
10.
adobe123
11.
123123
12.
admin
13.
1234567890
14.
letmein
15.
photoshop
16.
1234
17.
monkey
18.
shadow
19.
sunshine
20.
12345
21.
password1
22.
princess
23.
azerty
24.
trustno1
25.
000000

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