The 10 Worst Passwords Of 2013


8. 1234567

The use of the password "1234567" increased substantially in 2013, likely because of an attempt by some websites to boost security by requiring users to maintain a minimum of seven characters in a password. Security experts tell CRN that businesses need to also add other minimum requirements to boost security. One expert said e-commerce sites often forgo additional password requirements because they want to register as many users as possible and are cautious about impeding the user experience.