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Hey, stop using ‘football’ as your password or you’ll get hacked

Two of the top 10 most common passwords are “football” and “baseball.”

Consider this a public service announcement: If you’re a sports fan with a sports-themed password for all your online accounts, change it. 

According to data from California tech security company SplashData, way too many people are getting hacked because their passwords are just “football” or “baseball.”

The most common password is “123456,” followed by “password.” “Football” comes in at No. 7 (after such unbreakable cyphers as “qwerty” and “123456789”) and “baseball” is down at No. 10. 

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Look, this is the same lesson we learned back in the fall after the Ashley Madison hack. At least make it your childhood dog’s name or something.

- Dan Gartland

[via Wall Street Journal]