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Worst Passwords of 2015

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Password manager SplashData has announced the 2015 edition of its annual “Worst Passwords List.”  As has been the case since 2011,  “123456” and “password”  remain the most commonly used password.

SplashData’s annual report is compiled from more than 2 million leaked passwords during the year from around the globe.  Even though some web users are using longer passwords, their simplicity undercuts any security.  SplashData recommends a 12-item password with a mix of 5 types of characters.

So, here’s hoping no one contributing to this list is responsible for nuclear launch codes:  Worst Passwords of 2015 (01130454xAE57E)