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Despite all the warnings and horror stories about fraud and identity theft, many people ignore the risks associated with using words like “password” as their password — usually with the underlying thought: Why would someone want to steal my password?”

Well, when it comes to scammers and thieves, you are no different than the next person.

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Scammers are looking for any information they can get from you — and a new report from security firm Keeper reveals just how insecure many people’s accounts really are.

After analyzing 10 million leaked passwords, the study found that 17% of people are using “123456” to secure their accounts — which, of course, is about as far from secure as you can get.

A few other alarming trends:

  • 4 of the top 10 passwords are 6 characters or shorter.
  • Many users are using passwords like “1q2w3e4r” and “123qwe” — combinations that “dictionary-based password crackers” can hack in just a few seconds.
  • “1234567,” “12345678,” “qwerty,” and “111111” also made the list.

The analysis found that more than 50% of people are using the top 25 most common passwords.

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Bottom line: If your passwords include any of the words below, in any combination, it’s time to change them!

Top 25 most common passwords

  1. 123456
  2. 123456789
  3. qwerty
  4. 12345678
  5. 111111
  6. 1234567890
  7. 1234567
  8. password
  9. 123123
  10. 987654321
  11. qwertyuiop
  12. mynoob
  13. 123321
  14. 666666
  15. 18atcskd2w
  16. 7777777
  17. 1q2w3e4r
  18. 654321
  19. 555555
  20. 3rjs1la7qe
  21. google
  22. 1q2w3e4r5t
  23. 123qwe
  24. zxcvbnm
  25. 1q2w3e

A report released last year by SplashData revealed similar results regarding just how susceptible people are to hackers.

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The “worst” passwords list combined compilations of passwords that were leaked during 2015, in order to find the most popular and widely-used security phrases.

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So, again, this means if any of your passwords are on this list, you’re making it a whole lot easier for thieves to guess their way into your accounts.

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Worst passwords

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. 12345
  6. 123456789
  7. football
  8. 1234
  9. 1234567
  10. baseball
  11. welcome
  12. 1234567890
  13. abc123
  14. 111111
  15. 1qaz2wsx
  16. dragon
  17. master
  18. monkey
  19. letmein
  20. login
  21. princess
  22. qwertyuiop
  23. solo
  24. passw0rd
  25. starwars

Alex Thomas Sadler, Clark.com

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