SplashData has published its annual list of the 100 worst passwords, and this year too is obviously a collection of trivialities and easily predictable words. The list was compiled based on over 5 million leaked passwords, mostly from North America and Western Europe (or us), and according to SplashData estimates, about 10% of users would have used at least one password in the top 25. So let's see these 25 passwords not to be used! 123456 password 123456789 12345678 12345 111111 1234567 sunshine qwerty iloveyou princess admin 666666 abc123 football 123123 monkey 654321! @ # $% ^ & * Charlie aa123456 donald password1 qwerty123 The meaningful words are all in English for obvious reasons of diffusion in the listed countries, but the combinations of numbers are universal, and this is not an excuse enough to not use a secure password. In this regard, if you were wondering why all symbols at position 20, which seem random and therefore safe, are actually symbols above the first 8 numbers on keyboards with US layouts; in Italy they would become:! "£ $% & / (, and no, we are not inviting you to use it as a password.) Remember to never use words that are easily traceable to you, short and common.A good password must be long and complex ( but above all long), and not of a complete meaning.If you do not feel up to the accomplished, rely on a password manager like the very widespread LastPass (but there are many others.) Underestimating its importance is something that they will only do those who have never had problems in this sense, and in a certain sense we are wishing you to be in this category, because the opposite case may not be pleasant.
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