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Worst passwords revealed

‘Password’ is the worst password to use on the internet, a new study by SplashData revealed.

The second-most popular choice is ’123456′, followed by ’12345678′, ‘qwerty’ and ‘abc123′, the Telegraph reported.

The findings were released as Facebook revealed that 600 000 hacking attempts were made each day.

Experts have advised users to use a combination of words, numbers and special characters and to avoid using the same password across multiple websites.

It goes without saying that if your password is on the list, you should change it.

 

The full list is as follows:

1. Password

2. 123456

3. 12345678

4. qwerty

5. abc123

6. monkey

7. 1234567

8. letmein

9. trustno1

10. dragon

11. baseball

12. 111111

13. iloveyou

14. master

15. sunshine

16. ashley

17. bailey

18. passw0rd

19. shadow

20. 123123

21. 654321

22. superman

23. qazwsx

24. michael

25. football

 

Article by Staff Reporter – Source: iafrica.com

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