No amount of security plugins, or a hi-tech hosting environment, or the best administrators in the world will help you if your password is 123456. "It's not" – you say. You're not stupid, right? Unfortunately, raw stats show a different story – people continuously use the worst passwords. 4 years of data paints a bleak picture Security Ninja, our WordPress security plugin that performs 30+ tests to make sure your site is secure has a test that compares user passwords to a list of most frequently used passwords. Those are really bad passwords such as 12345, god, login or princess. You'd think that people don't use them but they do, often! We've been collection anonymous statistical data from hacked sites that we've clean up during the last four years and the trend hasn't changed much. People continuously use the same bad passwords. TOP 20 worst passwords for last four years 2015 2014 2013 2012 #1 123456 123456 123456 password #2 password password password 123456 #3 12345678 12345 12345678 12345678 #4 qwerty 12345678 qwerty abc123 #5 12345 qwerty abc123 qwerty #6 123456789 1234567890 123456789 monkey #7 football 1234 111111 letmein #8 1234 baseball 1234567 dragon
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