“123456” remains the worst password possible again this year, according to the annual list of SplashData, a US computer security company.
For the seventh year, SplashData has established its top 100 of the worst choices of Internet users to protect their information.
The most notable newcomer this year was “starwars” which appears on the list in the No. 16 slot; just below the incumbent “abc123.”
Other newbies include the self-explanatory “letmein” (No. 7), the sweet “iloveyou” (No. 10) and the flippant “whatever” (No. 23).
The top bad password of 2017 is the awful “123456” which is also the reigning champion from the 2016 list.
“Unfortunately, while the newest episode may be a fantastic addition to the Star Wars franchise, ‘starwars’ is a dangerous password to use,” said Morgan Slain, CEO of SplashData, Inc. via PRWeb.
“Hackers are using common terms from pop culture and sports to break into accounts online because they know many people are using those easy-to-remember words.”