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LinkedIn 'hack': how to choose a secure password
The alleged theft of 6.5 million LinkedIn users' passwords by hackers has left them scrambling to change their login details. A recent study found that some people continue to choose laughably simple passwords, however.
'Password' has topped the list of the 25 worst web passwords people commonly use to login into sites, leaving them more vulnerable.
The second most common password is ‘123456’, another easy code for hackers to guess when trying to access people’s email or Facebook accounts.
Other passwords to make the list, generated by SplashData, an American password management data application, include: ‘abc123’, ‘iloveyou’ and ‘monkey’. The full list can be seen below.
Last month Facebook admitted that hackers are breaking into hundreds of thousands of Facebook accounts every day.
Out of more than a billion logins to the website every 24 hours, 600,000 are impostors attempting to access users’ messages, photos and other personal information Facebook said.