Although the tech world is always changing, one thing remains the same: A lot of people use terrible passwords.
Splashdata, a security software developer, released its annual list of the most common passwords on the Internet. Once again, “password,” “123456,” and “12345678” are the three most popular, in that order.
The list of most common passwords is based on file dumps from online hackers. Splashdata notes that 2012 saw several high-profile security breaches, including Yahoo, LinkedIn, eHarmony, and Last.fm.