'Password' is no longer the world's worst password
22nd Jan 2014 | 01:50
For the first time ever, there's a worse password than 'password'
Since records began, the word 'password' has held the dubious honour of being the world's worst password, but it has finally earned a reprieve, according to new research.
Thankfully for 'password,' which must have pretty low self esteem at this point, '123456' is now the most used security word, Splashdata claims in it's annual charting of the 25 most popular passwords.
However, it isn't an organic shift. It's largely due to a security breach at Adobe which saw tens of millions of passwords posted online. Naturally those affected opted for the least secure alternative.
Also popular among the less security conscious internet users were the equally imaginative '12345678,' 'qwerty' and 'abc123.' In 9th place, according to Splashdata, was 'iloveyou.' "Aww, how sweet," said the hacker as he ransacked the user's email account.
If your password is '123456,' please change it and then read these blips...
- Google goes from Google X to Google X-rated with new Glass app
- Star Wars director confirms he won't go to the digital dark side
- Phil Schiller shows his age by unfollowing Nest founder