The 10 Worst Passwords Of 2013


1. 123456

The worst password of 2013 was 123456, according to SplashData's analysis. The firm said the successive numbers were runner up for two years in a row behind "password." SplashData noted that it found more numerical passwords in 2013 than in previous years.

Much like the password "qwerty," about 10 percent of users rely on a successive string of numbers, according to the Avast research. The firm said that 44 percent of users have accounts susceptible to brute force attacks because they are using a successive string of numbers, names and common combinations, and birthdates. Phone numbers are not a good idea either, Avast said.



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