The Worst Password list

Every year, SplashData comes out with a new list of “worst passwords” for the year. The list for 2013 is out now. Their data is taken from “millions of stolen passwords posted online.” Is yours one of them?

The password “password” has fallen to #2 this year as “123456” has taken the number one spot. In light of the recent credit card numbers being breached from retailers, are they able to use your number to try to log into your accounts too?

They suggest you use a different password for every site. Don’t use the same password for entertainment sites as you do for email or banking sites. Too hard? try a password manager like SplashID Safe or LastPass.

~ Jody Victor