And The Worst Password Of 2013 Goes To…

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Steven Arciniega
Staff Writer

A recent study claims that ‘123456’ has now taken the crown for world’s worst password. Website SplashData said the six-digit figure has replaced its predecessor, yes you guessed it, ‘password’ as the most used and now worst password of 2013.

New entries including ‘adobe123’ and ‘photoshop’ have made their way onto the list, after an attack on Adobe back in October, which caused the publication of passwords and encrypted payment information for 2.9 million customers.

Passwords such as ‘letmein’, ‘monkey’, and ‘trustno1’ were in decline last year, coming in at 14, 17, and 24 on the list. SplashData has recommended users go for a password with a mix of characters, and one with eight or more in length.

The site has also recommended avoiding the same username and password combinations across multiple websites.

Below is the listing of worst passwords for 2013.

1. 123456

2. password

3. 12345678

4. qwerty

5. abc123

6. 123456789

7. 111111

8. 1234567

9. iloveyou

10. adobe123

11. 123123

12. admin

13. 1234567890

14. letmein

15. photoshop

16. 1234

17. monkey

18. shadow

19. sunshine

20. 12345

21. password1

22. princess

23. azerty

24. trustno1

25. 0

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