SplashData, which makes password management applications, has released its 2013 list of the 25 worst passwords based on files containing millions of stolen passwords posted online in the last year. “123456″ now tops “password,” which normally leads the round-up.
Here’s the full list:
If you see YOUR password in this list, it is time to change it!
Choosing a Good Password
Make sure it is at least 8 characters long, contains special symbols or allowed punctuation and is not based on personal information commonly known about you, for example, a woman running a cat shelter should NOT use catlady as her password.
Write a simple sentence that is easy for you to remember to create your great password:
I have two kids: Jack & Jill becomes the password: Ih2k:JnJ (JackandJill is NOT a good password)