Most people are still using silly, hackable passwords despite increased warning about digital security.

Password manager Keeper released the most common passwords of 2016 with “123456” topping the list.

“Password” is still popular, coming in at No. 8.

More than half the list is some variation of “123456”.

Keeper said about 50 per cent of people use one of the top 25, with 17 per cent using “123456”.

The company got the data by scanning 10 million passwords leaked in data breaches.

“While it’s important for users to be aware of the risks, a sizeable minority are never going to take the time or effort to protect themselves,” said Keeper. “The bigger responsibility lies with website owners who fail to enforce the most basic password complexity policies.”

It said the two random entries – 1q2w3e4r and 3rjs1la7qe – were probably created by bots.

 

Top 25 most common passwords 

123456
123456789
qwerty
12345678

111111
1234567890
1234567
password
123123
987654321
qwertyuiop
mynoob
123321
666666
18atcskd2w
7777777
1q2w3e4r
654321
555555
3rjs1la7qe
google
1q2w3e4r5t
123qwe
zxcvbnm
1q2w3e

 

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