With the recent hacking of social media accounts of popular personalities such as Katy Perry and Mark Zuckerberg, it is evident that there needs to be a great emphasis on stronger passwords. Online privacy is a matter of great concern and should not be taken lightly by users.

Every year, security solutions provider Splashdata analyses and determines very commonly used passwords and makes their findings public on the internet.


Here is a list of most commonly used passwords of 2016; the security solution provider has urged the users to refrain from such passwords.


The CEO of Splashdata has said the following in a public statement:

“Passwords based on simple patterns on your keyboard remain popular despite how weak they are, any password using numbers alone should be avoided, especially sequences. As more websites require stronger passwords or combinations of letters and numbers, longer keyboard patterns are becoming common passwords, and they are still not secure.”

Seeing a rising trend in hacking and leaks, organizations such as banks and other sensitive institutions have urged their users to create passwords with a combination of letters, numbers and special characters.

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Certain websites use password generators to help prospective users create stronger passwords in order to save their accounts from hackers. So make sure if you have a password is on the above list, you change it at the earliest.

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