These are the worst passwords in the world – do you use any of them?

Each year, security solutions provider SplashData releases a list of what it has determined to be the most commonly used passwords on the Internet. In other words, these passwords are the worst possible options you can choose to safeguard your accounts, because they’re all ridiculously common and are likely among the first options people with any know-how will try when attempting to gain access to your online accounts.

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Report: Dumb Password Use on the Decline


Millions of Net surfers use obvious passwords to log on to websites, but their numbers appear to be declining. SplashData on Tuesday published its annual list of the top 25 most common — thus worst — passwords leaked online. No. 1 was “123456,” followed by “password” and “12345.” Both “123456” and “password” claimed the top spots in 2013, too, but “12345” was in the No. 17 spot last year. In addition to consecutive numbers, lazy password creators used obvious letter combinations. “Qwerty” was No. 5 on the list. Superheroes also ranked.

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