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The Worst Passwords of 2011

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Whether it's an iPhone passcode, a Windows login, or a password for a Bank of America account, far too many users are relying on simple, easy-to-remember password strings for their most private of information. Worse yet, they're hiding reminders in plain view.

As hackers get more creative and the collective intelligence of online users plateaus, nefarious individuals are finding little difficulty in cracking a password like "123456."

SplashData -- a password management company -- is all too familiar with this shocking disregard folks have with password complexity and have ranked the worst passwords of 2011. If you find your Gmail, Yahoo, or -- worse yet -- your AmEx password on here, you might want to consider a new formula.

1. password
2. 123456
3. 12345678
4. qwerty
5. abc123
6. monkey
7. 1234567
8. letmein
9. trustno1
10. dragon
11. baseball
12. 111111
13. iloveyou
14. master
15. sunshine
16. ashley
17. bailey
18. passw0rd
19. shadow
20. 123123
21. 654321
22. superman
23. qazwsx
24. michael
25. football

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