25 ‘Worst’ Web Passwords


The second most common password is ‘123456’, another easy code for hackers to guess when trying to access people’s email or Facebook accounts.

Other passwords to make the list, generated by SplashData, an American password management data application, include: ‘abc123’, ‘iloveyou’ and ‘monkey’. The full list can be seen below.

Last month Facebook admitted that hackers are breaking into hundreds of thousands of Facebook accounts every day.

Out of more than a billion logins to the website every 24 hours, 600,000 are impostors attempting to access users’ messages, photos and other personal information Facebook said.

The figure is the first time that the social network has revealed how it is bombarded by hackers on a daily basis.

Security experts said the figure is a “big concern” and that people need to be more careful when choosing their passwords across the web.

Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant at Sophos, a computer security organisation, said it was becoming easier to hack into more users’ Facebook accounts as thirty per cent of people online are using the same passwords across all of their digital accounts – making it simpler for hackers to control a person’s entire web identity.

Facebook is just one of the main target sites for hackers. Web users need to make sure that their passwords across email, banking and other digital services more complicated in order to avoid their personal information being compromised.

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