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.



    April 5, 2016 at 4:45 pm

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

  2. Qwerty

    April 2, 2016 at 2:50 pm

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

  3. Hamy

    March 16, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    They probably don’t care about getting hacked.

  4. Anonymous

    February 16, 2015 at 5:34 pm


  5. argylleast

    February 11, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    everyone I know knows my password

  6. ldshadowgal

    February 11, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    I know right whats the matter with ppl

  7. olivia

    February 11, 2015 at 5:39 pm


  8. Anonymous

    February 11, 2015 at 4:18 pm

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

  9. Anonymous

    February 11, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Really interesting

  10. chubby bunny

    February 11, 2015 at 12:43 pm

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

  11. Lovey

    February 11, 2015 at 11:28 am

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

  12. tom

    February 10, 2015 at 7:59 pm

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

  13. monkeysurfer551

    February 10, 2015 at 7:04 pm

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

  14. emzy20

    February 10, 2015 at 7:49 am

    wow, why would people use numbers and say password

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