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.
(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