Seems like every year we have this conversation and yet every year I am amazed by the new way people find to give criminals the keys to their data. Ready for the new list? Read on.

2017 has brought several major cybersecurity disasters. But, despite the incessant warnings from security researchers, many people are still turning to weak, easily guessable passwords to protect their devices.

SplashData has revealed its list of the worst passwords of 2017:

  1. 123456 (rank unchanged since 2016 list)
  2. password (unchanged)
  3. 12345678 (up 1)
  4. qwerty (Up 2)
  5. 12345 (Down 2)
  6. 123456789 (New)
  7. letmein (New)
  8. 1234567 (Unchanged)
  9. football (Down 4)
  10. iloveyou (New)

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