How weak is your password?

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Computer users have been growled by an American computer firm for using passwords that are too obvious and easy to crack.

SplashData, based just south of San Francisco in America, has put together a list of the most commonly used bad passwords.

The most common one is ‘123456’, which SplashData said would provide no challenge whatsoever to a hacker.

The next most commonly used bad password was the word ‘password’ itself.

Other passwords often used were ‘12345’, ‘12345678’ and qwerty, the first six letters on the top row of the computer keyboard.

It said people should realise they were leaving themselves open to being hacked and having personal details and data stolen. They said people need to start using smarter passwords.

SplashData compiled the list from 3.3 million passwords leaked last year.

How many of you need to change your password?

Article written by Charlotte Cull 

14 Responses

  1. my friend guessed my pass word so i changed & now it is random butt i can still remember it

  2. My password is . HA! DID YOU REALLY THINK I WOULD TELL YOU THAT?!?!?!?!?!

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