25 Most Commonly Stolen Passwords

commonly stolen passwordsHow clever is your password? If it’s on the list below, your password is just as easily stolen as it is remembered. Protect yourself by making sure you’re not using one of the top 25 most commonly stolen passwords of 2017, as determined by IT security firm SplashData.

To create a more secure password, make sure you are not relying only on numbers, and try to avoid simple keyboard patterns. You may also want to avoid easy-to-find information such as birthdays, favorite sports teams and addresses.  Attempt to create a password that is eight or more characters long, and avoid using the same password for multiple access points.

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1.  123456 14.  login
2.  password 15.  12345678
3.  12345678 16.  starwars
4.  qwerty 17.  123123
5.  12345 18.  dragon
6.  123456789 19.  passw0rd
7.  letmein 20.  master
8.  1234567 12.  hello
9.  football 22.  freedom
10.  iloveyou 23.  whatever
11.  admin 24.  qazwsx
12.  welcome 25.  trustno1
13.  monkey
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