SplashData has released a list of the top 25 worst passwords that people use to ‘secure' their online accounts, making them easy prey for hackers.
According to the list released, ‘password' is the number one worst passwords used by people to secure their accounts on multiple websites, The Telegraph reports.
‘123456' was the second most used worst password online, followed by ‘12345678', ‘monkey', ‘qwerty' and ‘abc123'. The list comes at a time when online security has become very important for several countries and organisations.
Facebook recently revealed that out of more than one billion logins, around 600,000 of them are done by hackers to steal user information like photos.
SplashData has asked individuals and users relying these types of passwords to change them as soon as possible.
"Hackers can easily break into many accounts just by repeatedly trying common passwords. Even though people are encouraged to select secure, strong passwords, many people continue to choose weak, easy-to-guess ones, placing themselves at risk from fraud and identity theft," said SplashData CEO, Morgan Slain.