Nowadays you have to have a password for just about everything.  And honestly, it is so hard to keep them all straight.  Sometimes... and I think almost everyone does this, if it's on your phone, or a computer that you only use, you have them saved so you don't have to enter them every time you use whatever the site is.  But, if something happens and you have to reenter, now comes the resetting of your password because who can remember all of those passwords?  Which is why I think things like this happen.

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The worst passwords of 2019...

  1. 123456 (same as last year)
  2. 123456789 (longer, but no more secure)
  3. qwerty
  4. password (No. 2 in 2018)
  5. 1234567
  6. 12345678
  7. 12345
  8. Iloveyou
  9. 111111
  10. 123123

With this said... most of the sites that have more of a sensitive or sites that have a lot of personal information have requirements of upper and lower case letters, numbers and some sort of character.  So, anyone using any of these passwords probably had it attached to something that didn't matter as much.  But still...once hackers have gotten into anything on your personal electronic devices, they could probably get into more.  So, use something a bit more secure, and probably write them down somewhere else.  It's annoying... but safer.

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Cheers to better passwords in 2020.

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