The 25 most common passwords of 2013

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In the wake of recent high-profile security hacks at retailers and major companies, password security is more important than ever. That’s why you may be surprised to see the list of the 25 most common passwords of 2013.

As CBS News reports, according to password management company SplashData, the top three passwords of the year are “123456,” “password” and “12345678.”

The company’s list of the “25 worst passwords of the year” was reportedly compiled using data that hackers have posted online, which are said to be stolen passwords.

Here are the 25 most common passwords of 2013, along with the change in rank from last year:

1.  123456 (Up 1)

2.  password (Down 1)

3.  12345678 (Unchanged)

4.  qwerty (Up 1)

5.  abc123 (Down 1)

6.  123456789 (New)

7.  111111 ( Up 2)

8.  1234567 (Up 5)

9.  iloveyou (Up 2)

10.  adobe123 (New)

11.  123123 (Up 5)

12.  admin (New)

13.  1234567890 (New)

14.  letmein (Down 7)

15.  photoshop (New)

16.  1234 (New)

17.  monkey (Down 11)

18.  shadow (Unchanged)

19.  sunshine (Down 5)

20.  12345 (New)

21.  password1 (up 4)

22.  princess (New)

23.  azerty (New)

24.  trustno1 (Down12)

25.  000000 (New)

For tips on setting a good password (hint: don’t use any of the above) click here.