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'123456' and 'Password' Remain Worst Passwords of the Year for Fifth Consecutive Year

Friday December 14, 2018 5:39 am PST by
SplashData published its annual list of the worst passwords of the year this week, sourced from more than five million passwords leaked on the internet this year. Like previous years, 2018 saw numerous high-profile data leaks, but many people have continued to use easily guessable passwords for their online accounts. The new password autofill feature in iOS 12 For the fifth consecutive year, ...

'123456' Named 2014's Worst Password of the Year

Tuesday January 20, 2015 11:00 am PST by
Despite the multitude of password management apps that are available, like 1Password and LastPass, many people continue to use easily guessable words and number strings to protect their sensitive information. One of the most popular passwords in 2014, for example, was "123456," according to a list of leaked 2014 passwords gathered by SplashData (via Re/code). The second most used password was...