Easily guessable internet passwords don’t just let you in, they let hackers in too! That’s why it’s time you knew the worst passwords you can possibly choose (and avoided them!). To make it easier for you, here’s a list of the worst passwords of 2011 (Go through it, and while you are at it, don’t forget to thank SplashData, which has created the rankings based on millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers).

  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. abc123
  6. monkey
  7. 1234567
  8. letmein
  9. trustno1
  10. dragon
  11. baseball
  12. 111111
  13. iloveyou
  14. master
  15. sunshine
  16. ashley
  17. bailey
  18. passw0rd
  19. shadow
  20. 123123
  21. 654321
  22. superman
  23. qazwsx
  24. michael
  25. football

If you happened to spot your password in the list, change it ASAP. And the next time you are creating a password, make sure it meets the following criteria.

  • Your password should be a combination of various characters that range from numbers to letters to special characters.
  • It should contain eight characters or more. And don’t forget to separate short words with spaces or underscores.
  • Most important of all, don’t use the same password and username combination for multiple websites. If you have problem keeping track of all your accounts, you should probably use an online password manager.

Trust us; having your accounts compromised is a trouble that is much bigger than choosing secure passwords.

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