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20 passwords other than ‘123456’ you must avoid

As Time points out, it was a memorable year for hacks, of Equifax is fully culpable violation of Yahoo’s eventual admission that all 3 billion accounts were hacked.

SplashData ran a analysis of about 5 million leaked passwords to come up with the list of the 100 most commonly used, and, therefore, “Worst Passwords of the Year.” Lifehacker reports that SplashData projects that 1 in 10 computer users have at least of the passwords on the list.

Many common offenders, and it will come as no surprise. The top 5 is, as you would expect: 123456, Password, 12345678, qwerty and 12345. But a number of those on the list are seemingly random or idiosyncratic.

We have highlighted 20 such items, and their rank on the list.

  • letmein (7)
  • monkey (13)
  • starwars (16)
  • dragon (18)
  • freedom (22)
  • trustno1 (25)
  • harley (28)
  • buster (39)
  • ferrari (43)
  • cheese (44)
  • sunshine (55)
  • tigger (56)
  • merlin (58)
  • banana (61)
  • cookie (68)
  • jessica (74)
  • dallas (79)
  • passwor (80)
  • ginger (97)
  • thunder (100)
  • (The man who wrote the book on passwords, now says that he was wrong.)

    This article originally appeared on Newser: 20 Passwords Other Than ‘123456’ You Must Avoid

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