On the internet, you need a password to access nearly every site, especially social media, online shopping and your email account. It can be hard using different passwords for all your accounts, so it’s easy to pick something that you can be remember, like a combination on your keyboard. But, if your password is easy, chances are you’re not the only person who knows it.
Splashdata, an app developer, released a list of the most commonly used and worst passwords that were leaked online. With ‘adobe123’ high on the list, because of the cyber-attack on the company in October 2013, it highlights why you shouldn’t base your password on the name of a website.
The most common passwords used are consecutive numbers and patterns on keyboards, such as ‘qwerty’. Users who have chosen a random word might not know that ‘monkey’, ‘shadow’, ‘sunshine’ and ‘princess’ are some of the most commonly used passwords. Following is a list of passwords you should not choose to secure your access to any system, website, or device:
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