Internet’s Worst Passwords of 2013 Revealed

passwordThe number sequence “123456” is the internet’s worst password, according to  software company SplashData.

The six-digit pass phrase was hacked more times than any other in 2013, leapfrogging the previous year’s winner, “password”.

Other common passwords were “abc123”, “admin”, “iloveyou”, “1111111” and “photoshop”.

New to the list this year are easy-to-guess passwords like “1234” and “000000”.

So what were the “Top of the flops” for the 2013 worse passwords:

123456

password

12345678

qwerty

abc123

123456789

111111

1234567

iloveyou

adobe123

123123

admin

1234567890

letmein

photoshop

1234

monkey

shadow

sunshine

12345

password1

princess

azerty

trustno1

000000

Are any of those yours? Remember when picking passwords…

We recommend long words – at least eight characters long – with mixed types of characters, though it suggests avoiding common substitutions such as “dr4mat1c”.

Passwords with spaces or characters separating them are good because they are long but easy to remember, it said.

Stay safe readers!

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