The worst passwords of 2023 are also the most common

It’s that time of year where we look back at 2023 and see if we’ve gotten any better at choosing passwords.  Unfortunately but not surprising, people in general tend to be careless when it comes to computer security, especially regarding passwords.

The most common password for 2023 is “123456.”  Ouch.  Last year’s most common password, “password” falls to 7th place.

Of the world’s 20 most common passwords, 17 can be cracked in less than a second, so think twice before you decide to key in “123456” or the even more creative “password” to secure your online accounts.  Please, choose strong passwords.

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