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It's official, 'password' is no longer the worst password used

Security experts continue to urge PC users to pick complicated passwords to better protect from data theft.

Published Wed, Jan 22 2014 9:50 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

The top two most common passwords in 2013 were "123456" and "Password," much to the dismay of security experts begging users to create more sophisticated passwords. The full list of passwords was compiled by SplashData and included stolen passwords that were posted online over the past 12 months.

It's official, 'password' is no longer the worst password used | TweakTown.com

The top five worst passwords:

1. 123456

2. Password

3. 12345678

4. Qwerty

5. Abc123

Security experts also discourage using a password based on a website or application used, such as "adobe123" and "photoshop" - and many online services require passwords to be a certain length, include at least one capitalized letter, and a number or character. Furthermore, SplashData recommends using random words separate by a space or underscore, along with using different passwords for each online account.

NEWS SOURCE:splashdata.com

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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