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‘Password’ is Not a Good Password

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We have passwords for everything these days, and it’s tempting to pick an easy one so it will be top of mind when we’re prompted for it.

But it turns out, the hackers are onto us. For example, using the word “password” for your actual password is not a good idea at all. Surprise, surprise. And the names Ashley, Michael, and Jesus are not fooling the hackers, for whatever reason.

What are some other terrible passwords that open the door to hackers?

SplashData has released the 25 Worst Passwords of the Year, compiled from lists that hackers posted online.

If you have these passwords, change ‘em! You don’t want hackers getting into your holiday carts while you’re e-shopping. And heaven forbid those hackers read all your juicy emails.

Here are the top 25 from SplashData, a leading provider of productivity applications for smartphones:

1.password
2.123456
3.12345678
4.abc123
5.qwerty
6.monkey
7.letmein
8.dragon
9.111111
10.baseball
11.iloveyou
12.trustno1
13.1234567
14.sunshine
15.master
16.123123
17.welcome
18.shadow
19.ashley
20.football
21.Jesus
22.michael
23.ninja
24.mustang
25.password1

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