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Annual report lists the most commonly used passwords

Feb 4, 2014 // Andrew Stroup

Unless you’re President Skroob in Spaceballs the movie, none of us would ever think to make ‘12345’ the key to our luggage. So why are so many of us willing to make it the gateway to our personal account information? According to an annual survey, the most commonly used combination of 2013 was 123456. ‘Password’ made a respectable showing at #2, while others directly correlated to specific products, such as Photoshop (yes, including the word ‘photoshop’) continued to increase their presence on the list.

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