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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: A hacker using a laptop computer at the Hacked By Def Con Press Preview during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios on April 15, 2016 in New York City.

By now we’ve all either had one of our online accounts hacked, or know someone that has had their identity stolen. You’d think we would all take our passwords more seriously. But you’d be wrong.

According to Verizon’s 2017 data breach investigations report, roughly 81% of hacking-related data breaches are the result of poor password security. And it’s no wonder when you look at the passwords so many people choose.

The dark web monitoring company ID Agent has put out a list of the top passwords exchanged over the nefarious side of the Internet in 2020. It’s pathetic.

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. 12341234
  5. 1asdasdasdasd
  6. Qwerty123
  7. Password1
  8. 123456789
  9. Qwerty1
  10. :12345678secret

The next ten aren’t any better. What can you do to come up with more secure passwords? Plenty of things, including mixing up your numbers and having more than one password for your various accounts. Stop making it so easy for the hackers. Huffington Post has some tips to make your passwords more secure HERE.