Worst passwords of 2014 are just as terrible as you’d think

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If the onset of high-profile hackings taught us anything in 2014, it’s absolutely nothing.

Password management firm SplashData released its annual list of the worst passwords of the year and it’s just as dreadful as you’d think. The company, which analyzed the 3 million passwords leaked online last year, revealed that the most common leaked password in 2014 was “123456,” followed by “password” — both topped the list last year, too.

Of course, the more common a password is the higher the chances a hacker can get into personal accounts, like email and banking. Read more…

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