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These Are 2012’s Top 25 Most Frequently Used Passwords

If you’re worried about assuring your password is secure, you may want to start off by checking to see if your password is found on the list below. SplashData, a password management company, has revealed the most common passwords of the year 2012.

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The password management company tallied up a list consisting of passwords like, “password,” “123456,” and “12345678.” The results were obtained from password lists posted online by hackers. The “top 25 worst passwords of 2012” can be viewed below:

1. password (Unchanged)

2, 123456 (Unchanged)

3. 12345678 (Unchanged)

4. abc123 (Up 1)

5. qwerty (Down 1)

6. monkey (Unchanged)

7. letmein (Up 1)

8. dragon (Up 2)

9. 111111 (Up 3)

10. baseball (Up 1)

11. iloveyou (Up 2)

12. trustno1 (Down 3)

13. 1234567 (Down 6)

14. sunshine (Up 1)

15. master (Down 1)

16. 123123 (Up 4)

17. welcome (New)

18. shadow (Up 1)

19. ashley (Down 3)

20. football (Up 5)

21. jesus (New)

22. michael (Up 2)

23. ninja (New)

24. mustang (New)

25. password1 (New)

SplashData was also able to provide tips on how-to avoid being hacked. They recommend that users use a variety of letters & numbers while creating a password. Also, assure to have different log-in usernames and passwords when you sign-up to new websites. If you can’t remember multiple passwords at once — it’s suggested you download a password management program from the internet.

Source: CBSNews

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