The Most Common Passwords Updated for 2016…and yes, “Password” is still being used

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Easy Passwords are still being used.  Botnet’s love it!!!

People never seem to ever learn.  We all know about the hacks that allow others to get our usernames and passwords, yet, due to laziness or lack of care, people continue to use weal and common passwords that say “Steal me”, “Hack Me – Let me make it easy” or ” Please take my private information”

We are all busy and prefer not to have to remember so many letters numbers and symbols…but the world we live in is one full of people and machines searching for ways to get to personal information to utilize in a negative way.

So please take a look at your passwords and take a moment to make them tougher to figure out.

Below is the latest top

and where they rank on the list compared to 2013.  “Lets count them down” as Casey Kasem would say.

 

Rank Password Change from 2013
1 123456 Unchanged
2 password Unchanged
3 12345 Up 17
4 12345678 Down 1
5 qwerty Down 1
6 123456789 Unchanged
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

 

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Online Security Expert Todd Laff reviews online hacks and security issues and how to protect yourself and secure your network.
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