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The Most Used, Worst Passwords of 2015

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Dual-Factor Authentication with a keychain device.
It's 2015 and people are still using terrible passwords.  Security for the average person has never been better: dual-factor authentication permits people to lock their data up with both password and cellphone, basic everyday encryption has become to difficult to crack for the average identity thief, and many easy to use tools exist to help customers remember (or store) long, complex passwords.

Despite all of these facts, the average person still uses an easy to crack password like "password," "1234," "love," or many others.

According to a study of English-speaking passwords which were stolen and leaked by a crime syndicate, the most common passwords are: 
  1. 123456
  2. password 
  3. 12345 
  4. 12345678 
  5. qwerty 
  6. 1234567890 
  7. 1234 
  8. baseball 
  9. dragon 
  10. football 
  11. 1234567
  12. monkey
  13. letmein 
  14. abc123 
  15. 111111 
  16. mustang 
  17. access
  18. shadow 
  19. master 
  20. michael 
  21. superman 
  22. 696969 
  23. 123123 
  24. batman 
  25. trustno1
If you use one of those passwords, you should change it.