Tuesday

Poor Passwords Persistently Prevail

A survey of leaked passwords during 2015 presents a pretty glum picture of a lot of folks not even trying; "qwerty" and "123456" are pretty weak sauce in this day and age. While we can't all come up with an array of dazzlingly complex and clever passwords for all ocassions, we could at least make 'em a bit longer and less obvious. Even "starwars" (new at number 25 on the list) is not much of a stretch either, when you think about it.

SplashData’s top ten “Worst Passwords of 2015”: 
1 - 123456 (unchanged from 2014)
2 - password (unchanged)
3 - 12345678 (Up 1)
4 - qwerty (Up 1)
5 - 12345 (Down 2)
6 - 123456789 (Unchanged)
7 - football (Up 3)
8 - 1234 (Down 1)
9 - 1234567 (Up 2)
10 - baseball (Down 2)

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