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Hacked much? Stop using ‘123456’ and other weak passwords, agencies warn

In an era of pervasive cybersecurity hacks, it would seem safe to assume that most people know to avoid using easy-to-guess, insecure passwords. That would be an incorrect assumption.

For the fourth consecutive year, “123456,” “password,” and even “qwerty” (the first six keys on the top row of letters on a standard keyboard) topped the list of the 100 Worst Passwords of 2017, according to password management application provider SplashData, which compiled the list from more than 5 million leaked passwords. “Football” and “iloveyou” also made...

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