Most popular password is still the most stupid

Sarah Coles
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An annual list of the world's most common passwords has revealed that we are still falling into dangerous traps when we set our password. The top five are the five most easily guessed, and number one is truly shocking: the most common is the word 'password'.

So why are we taking such risks, and how can we set better passwords?%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%