How clever is your password? If it’s on the list below, your password is just as easily stolen as it is remembered. Protect yourself by making sure you’re not using one of the top 25 most commonly stolen passwords of 2017, as determined by IT security firm SplashData.

To create a more secure password, make sure you are not relying only on numbers, and try to avoid simple keyboard patterns. You may also want to avoid easy-to-find information such as birthdays, favourite sports teams and addresses.  Attempt to create a password that is eight or more characters long, and avoid using the same password for multiple access points.

 

1          123456

2          password

3          12345678

4          qwerty

5          12345

6          123456789

7          letmein

8          1234567

9          football

10        iloveyou

11        admin

12        welcome

13        monkey

14        login

15        abc123

16        starwars

17        123123

18        dragon

19        passw0rd

20        master

21        hello

22        freedom

23        whatever

24        qazwsx

25        trustno1

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