You need to change your password now if it’s on this list

If you’re part of the nearly 17 percent of web users with “123456” as your password, you might want to make a change immediately.

Password management company Keeper recently analyzed 10 million passwords that became public through 2016’s data breaches and came up with its list of the most common passwords to urge folks to make some changes.

Channel 2 Consumer Adviser Clark Howard says you can say goodbye to long passwords that are hard to remember.

Analysts found that four of the top 10 passwords and seven of the top 15 are six characters or shorter, which, according to Keeper, today’s software and hardware can unravel in seconds. 

To protect your passwords from getting hacked, Keeper offers some tips and tricks:

1. Use a variety of characters including numerical, uppercase, lowercase and other special characters.

2. Avoid dictionary terms.

3. Use a password manager such as Keeper.

If you have any of the top 25 most common passwords of 2016 listed below, Keeper analysts suggest you change yours immediately:

The top 25 most common passwords of 2016:

  1. 123456
  2. 123456789
  3. qwerty
  4. 12345678
  5. 111111
  6. 1234567890
  7. 1234567
  8. password
  9. 123123
  10. 987654321
  11. qwertyuiop
  12. mynoob
  13. 123321
  14. 666666
  15. 18atcskd2w
  16. 7777777
  17. 1q2w3e4r
  18. 654321
  19. 555555
  20. 3rjs1la7qe
  21. google
  22. 1q2w3e4r5t
  23. 123qwe
  24. zxcvbnm
  25. 1q2w3e

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