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Internet's Worst Passwords Revealed

According to the software company SplashData, the internet's worst password is the number sequence '123456'.

The six digit phrase was hacked more times than any other in 2013.

SplashData, which makes password management applications, accumulates its list every year, hoping to encourage users to come up with more original and stronger passwords.

The list is made from files containing millions of stolen passwords posted online during the previous year.

Morgan Slain, CEO of SplashData, the company which compiled the list, said: "Seeing passwords like 'adobe123' and 'photoshop' on this list offers a good reminder not to base your password on the name of the website or application you are accessing.

"Another interesting aspect of this year's list is that more short numerical passwords showed up even though websites are starting to enforce stronger password policies."

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