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SplashData complies a list of the worst passwords used in 2013.
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Apparently all those stories about changing your easy-to-hack passwords worked -- sort of -- because there's a new king of the hill in Badpasswordlandia.
According to SplashData , the folks who publish an annual list of the "worst" passwords, the reigning champ has been knocked down a peg: "password" has been replaced by "123456"
Of course by "worst," they mean best ...for hackers. The list is a who's who of terrible choices, making virtual entry by ne'er-do-wells easy.
Several on this list came from Adobe users whose passwords were posted online by Stricture Consulting Group, a security group.
As usual, SplashData encourages people to immediately switch to a stronger password should theirs appear on the list below.
And the "Worst Passwords of 2013" are...
Change from 2012