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"123456" One Of The Top Passwords Again. Seriously?

We all hate passwords; regular folks hate 'em, techie types even hate 'em - but the bad guys love 'em when we keep using things like "123456" and "password" year after year after year.
This is the fourth year SplashData has identified the most popular passwords by compiling sets of credentials leaked online. This year's study looked at more than 3.3 million leaked passwords, mostly from users in North America and Western Europe. 
"The bad news from my research is that this year's most commonly used passwords are pretty consistent with prior years,” said Mark Burnett, author of “Perfect Passwords,” who worked with SplashData on this year's study.
“The good news," says Burnett, "is that it appears that more people are moving away from using these passwords. In 2014, the top 25 passwords represented about 2.2% of passwords exposed. While still frightening, that's the lowest percentage of people using the most common passwords I have seen in recent studies."
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