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Worst passwords of 2012: Did yours make the list?

Worst passwords of 2012: Did yours make the list?
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Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 4:27pm

The 25 most popular passwords of 2012 are released.

"SplashData" compiles the list of the most common (and therefore, the worst) passwords from listings.

The top passwords this year are the same three from a year ago - "password," "123456," and "12345678."

This year, though, there are some new additions, including "welcome, " "Jesus," "ninja," and "mustang."

Experts say, it's important to keep your passwords strong and safe.

That's because, hackers have targeted a number of game companies in recent years.

So, with that being said, if you've got any of these phrases as your password on any system - be it a gaming network, email, or especially an online banking account -- change it.

 

Here's the full list:

1. password (Unchanged)
2, 123456 (Unchanged)
3. 12345678 (Unchanged)
4. abc123 (Up 1)
5. qwerty (Down 1)
6. monkey (Unchanged)
7. letmein (Up 1)
8. dragon (Up 2)
9. 111111 (Up 3)
10. baseball (Up 1)
11. iloveyou (Up 2)
12. trustno1 (Down 3)
13. 1234567 (Down 6)
14. sunshine (Up 1)
15. master (Down 1)
16. 123123 (Up 4)
17. welcome (New)
18. shadow (Up 1)
19. ashley (Down 3)
20. football (Up 5)
21. jesus (New)
22. michael (Up 2)
23. ninja     (New)
24. mustang (New)
25. password1 (New)

 

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