Worst passwords of 2013

Worst passwords of 2013

123456 is the worst password of 2013, software firm SplashData has said in a list it released.

Last year’s worst password – password – has been displaced from its perch for the first time ever.

Several weak passwords are as short as four-five characters, and are often really easy to guess, such as ‘admin’, ‘1234’, ‘12345’.

The annual worst passwords list is a way to spread public awareness about password security.

SplashData, which sells password management software, recommends the use of a strong password manager that can automatically log in to websites, allowing users to create strong passwords that they don’t have to remember. Other simple tips include avoiding number-letter substitutions such as ‘p4s$w0rd’, and avoiding the same username and password combinations across multiple services.

Here’s the complete list of the passwords:

1. 123456
2. password
3. 12345678
4. qwerty
5. abc123
6. 123456789
7. 111111
8. 1234567
9. iloveyou
10. adobe123

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