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How weak is your password?

February 10, 2015

Computer users have been growled by an American computer firm for using passwords that are too obvious and easy to crack.

SplashData, based just south of San Francisco in America, has put together a list of the most commonly used bad passwords.

The most common one is ‘123456’, which SplashData said would provide no challenge whatsoever to a hacker.

The next most commonly used bad password was the word ‘password’ itself.

Other passwords often used were ‘12345’, ‘12345678’ and qwerty, the first six letters on the top row of the computer keyboard.

It said people should realise they were leaving themselves open to being hacked and having personal details and data stolen. They said people need to start using smarter passwords.

SplashData compiled the list from 3.3 million passwords leaked last year.

How many of you need to change your password?

Article written by Charlotte Cull 



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My name is Shem Banbury. I am the owner and Chief Editor of Kiwi Kids News. By day I am a school teacher and by night a wannabe triathlete.


Comments are closed.

1
YOUTUBE IS WEIRD. :)

My password is . HA! DID YOU REALLY THINK I WOULD TELL YOU THAT?!?!?!?!?!

2

My cousin told her friend my password and I got hacked 🙁

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They probably don't care about getting hacked.

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everyone I know knows my password

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I know right whats the matter with ppl

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all i can say is wow, lots of people dont really care about there password

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Really interesting

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i have been hack and my uncle found out how they were and hacked them hahaha

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My password yus to be L0v3y and my little sister guessed it

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that's my password password lol I don't care im telling u

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my friend guessed my pass word so i changed & now it is random butt i can still remember it

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wow, why would people use numbers and say password

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