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The 25 Most Often Stolen Passwords: Is Yours One of Them?

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How clever is your password? If it’s on the list below, your password is just as easily stolen as it is remembered.

How to Create a More Secure Password

To create a more secure password, make sure you are not relying only on numbers or letters – use a mix of both. Also, try to avoid simple keyboard patterns like “asdf1234.”

You may also want to avoid easy-to-find information such as birthdays, favourite sports teams and addresses. Attempt to create a password that is eight or more letters long, and avoid using the same password for multiple access points.

Think your passwords are safe? Not so fast – watch this:

The 25 Most Often Stolen Passwords

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. 12345
  6. 123456789
  7. football
  8. 1234
  9. 1234567
  10. baseball
  11. welcome
  12. 1234567890
  13. abc123
  14. 111111
  15. 1qaz2wsx
  16. dragon
  17. master
  18. monkey
  19. letmein
  20. login
  21. princess
  22. qwertyuiop
  23. solo
  24. passw0rd
  25. starwars