The WORST Popular Passwords That Need to Stay in 2017
We get it, making a new password all the time is difficult. But if your password is on this list, you need to change it ...like yesterday.
Splash Data, a password management provider, shared its annual list of the worst passwords people in North America and Western Europe used for 2017. And, the passwords will make you feel as though we are back in 2001 when the Internet was in simpler times.
It baffles me that there are still people using '123456' or 'qwerty!' You're basically asking to be hacked!
Before seeing this list, please keep in mind - if this is you, Splash Data advises changing your password to something with at least 12 characters with upper/lowercase letters, numbers. For added flair, I like to add a symbol to hopefully confuse hackers.
OK let's check out this list of the WORST Passwords made by people who were definitely hacked:
Source: NYLON | Splash Data
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