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The Guardian

Published on 10 Jan 2016

Data and computer security – As easy as 123456: the 25 worst passwords revealed

If your password appears on this list, you should probably change it right away. Good news! People are still astonishingly bad at picking secure passwords, and if you run your fingers across the top row of your keyboard, you will probably type seven of the 15 most-used passwords at once.

When we say “good news”, we mean “good news for people who want to break into password-protected accounts”, of course. If you are one of the people with a bad password, that is very bad news indeed.

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