The worst password of 2013 was “123456” followed by “password”
SplashData, a company that is known for the SplashID Safe password software, has published a report about the 25 worst passwords of 2013. The worst password was “123456” and was followed by “password.” The two passwords switched places in had each other’s positions in 2012.
Hackers were able to retrieve a lot of data from large companies in 2013 including breaches at Target, LinkedIn, and Adobe. This just means that people have to ensure that they have a strong password. Many people use the password “admin,” which is used by default on some systems and are not changed.
You can see the list of the worst passwords of the year at Splashdata’s website.This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry