Splashdata, who makes password management software, releases a list of the top compromised passwords.
They did this by collecting five million compromised passwords and analyzing them.
The top password this year is, again, 123456 .
The number two password is, yes, password .
Number three is 12345678 .
You can read the article to get all the rest of them, but it doesn’t get better when you go down the list. Number 11 is admin; number 14 is login. Number 16 is starwars .
After all of the articles that talk about selecting good passwords, 123456 is still number one.
Hopefully those compromised passwords did not include access to your bank account, but I wouldn’t even bet on that.
PLEASE, choose good passwords, do not reuse passwords across web sites and use a password manager.
The part about not reusing passwords is the toughest because we have so many of them. That is why using a password manager is important. That way you only have to remember one password.
Information for this post came from PC Magazine.