The Most Common Passwords Used Online in the
Last Year Revealed (and 'Password' STILL Tops the List)
Want to guess
someone's password? Try password, researchers have claimed.
An annual study
of the most commonly used passwords has found that password, 123456
and 12345678 are still the most commonly used passwords despite
years of security experts urging people to change them to more secure
'Just in time
for Halloween comes something that might scare anyone who spends
a lot of time online: SplashData's annual list of the most common
passwords used on the Internet and posted by hackers,' the researchers
'Users of any
of these passwords are the most likely to be victims in future breaches.'
list comes following 12 months of high profile hacks that have revealed
eHarmony, and Last.fm have all suffered major breaches.
people have updated their passwords, and the research found new
entries to this year's list include 'welcome', 'jesus' 'ninja,'mustang'
The firm behind
the study, Splashdata, warned users to change their password.
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