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Worst passwords of 2013

New hacking threatsLOS GATOS, Calif. — Hackers are finding an even easier way to get your information – by stealing passwords. Researchers say some are easier to crack than others

According to security firm, Splashdata, the worst password of 2013 was ‘123456.’ Coming in second was ‘password.’

Security experts say you should avoid commonly used words and phrases for passwords, because it only makes it easier for hackers to guess. Splashdata also suggests replacing letters with similar looking numbers, like using a ‘3’ instead of an ‘E.’

Listed below is the full list of passwords:

  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. 000000

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