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Are you using any of these passwords?

By January 23, 2015January 29th, 2015No Comments

crookIt is amazing that people still use simple and obvious passwords like those in the list below. If your password is in the list below,?the bad news is that it’s only a matter of time before your identity is stolen and your bank accounts emptied. Even if you’re not using these passwords yourself, you might know people that probably are. PLEASE get them to change their password.

The list comes from security applications and services company SplashData and was compiled from ?more than 3.3 million leaked passwords during the year.

The full list of the top 25 is as follows:

Rank Password Change from 2013
1 123456 No Change
2 password No Change
3 12345 Up 17
4 12345678 Down 1
5 qwerty Down 1
6 123456789 No Change
7 1234 Up 9
8 baseball New
9 dragon New
10 football New
11 1234567 Down 4
12 monkey Up 5
13 letmein Up 1
14 abc123 Down 9
15 111111 Down 8
16 mustang New
17 access New
18 shadow Unchanged
19 master New
20 michael New
21 superman New
22 696969 New
23 123123 Down 12
24 batman New
25 trustno1 Down 1

Stuart Auld

Stuart Auld is a Director and Partner in QCS Group. He has 20 years experience in the IT and Communications fields. Passionate about gadgets and tech (and motorcycles and travel)

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