Think Twice Before Making Your Password 'Star Wars'-Related

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    by daniel barna · January 24, 2016

    Photo courtesy of Disney

    In this day and age, with the ongoing onslaught of cyber-terrorism and pesky little brothers, you would think that the ability to create a full-proof password would be second nature. Well, you'd be wrong. A recent study by SplashData revealed the year's weakest passwords. Based on its findings, some people just never learn. Perennial favorites like "qwerty" and "123456" obviously made the list, but this year's iteration saw the addition of some passwords inspired by the biggest movie of all time. 

    That's right, folks. Both "starwars" and "hansolo" were among the most hackable passwords of the year. They're also joined by the likes of "abc," "123," "football," and "baseball." So for future reference, if you want to safeguard your illicit selfies from nosy hackers, we have two words for you: KyL0 r3n. 

    Check out SplashData's full list below. 

    1. 123456 (unchanged)
    2. password (unchanged)
    3. 12345678 (#4)
    4. qwerty (#5)
    5. 12345 (#3)
    6. 123456789 (unchanged)
    7. football (#10)
    8. 1234 (#7)
    9. 1234567 (#11)
    10. baseball (#8)
    11. welcome (new)
    12. 1234567890 (new)
    13. abc123 (#14)
    14. 111111 (#15)
    15. 1qaz2wsx (new)
    16. dragon (#9)
    17. master (#19)
    18. monkey (#12)
    19. letmein (#13)
    20. login (new)
    21. princess (new)
    22. qwertyuiop (new)
    23. solo (new)
    24. passw0rd (new)
    25. starwars (new)

     

     

     

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