A report released by the online security firm SplashData on Tuesday found the most commonly used by global Internet users were “123456” and “password” in 2015 — unchanged since 2011. The fifth annual report by SplashData was compiled from more than two million leaked passwords during the year, and showed little change. Despite the introduction of some new and longer passwords required by some websites, “the longer passwords are so simple as to make their extra length virtually worthless as a security measure,” the company said in a blog post.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Security Week