2016, wasn’t only famous because of all those celebrities deaths; there were also some historical cyber attacks, including Yahoo’s Email Hack and Lynda’s Database Breach. As unfortunate as it may sound, it also gives us an insight into the worst passwords people can use.

These days you either need to keep long passwords full of weird and wonderful combinations of characters, or use a password manager. However, most people stick with the same old crappy password(s) they have used since they first ventured online.

Here are the few security basics every person should know.

Worst Passwords of 2016

Keeper Security, makers of the Keeper password manager, compiled a list of the most commonly used passwords involved in data breaches in 2016; which can be labelled as the worst passwords to use right now; because hackers can crack each and every one of them.

  • 123456
  • 123456789
  • Qwerty
  • 12345678
  • 111111
  • 1234567890
  • 1234567
  • password
  • 123123
  • 987654321
  • Qwertyuiop
  • Mynoob
  • 123321
  • 666666
  • 18atckd2w
  • 7777777
  • 1q2w3e4r
  • 654321
  • 555555
  • 3rjs1la7qe
  • google
  • 1q2w3e4r5t
  • 123qwe
  • zxcvbnm
  • 1q2w3e

Passwords are pointless unless you use a long, random and the difficult one; which shouldn’t be easy to guess – for anyone, even the people around you.

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