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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