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Please, people, stop using “123456” and “password” as your passwords. This might surprise you, but they are terrible. These incredibly easy-to-guess passwords topped SplashData’s list of the worst passwords of 2018. And 2017. And 2016.
Since the advent of the internet, people have been using simple, easy-to-guess passwords that make hackers’ jobs shamefully easy. Despite a plethora of guides on how to create easy to remember—but difficult to guess—passwords, many people fall back on this short list of overused terms and combinations.
President Donald Trump made an appearance on this year’s list, as did “princess” and “654321.” Those weren’t the only newcomers to the list, however.
The worst 25 passwords of 2018
- [email protected]#$%^&*
If you saw your password on this list, maybe think about changing it up for 2019. There are even apps that will keep track of your passwords for you, so really, you have no excuse.
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Nahila Bonfiglio reports on geek culture and gaming. Her work has also appeared on KUT's Texas Standard (Austin), KPAC-FM (San Antonio), and the Daily Texan.