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The Internet Has A Password Problem Published: April 11, 2014

You have a problem. Your online passwords — the barrier that protects your most private correspondence, financial data and nearly every element of your identity and life — are a mess, according to BuzzFeed.

Feel (a little) better: It’s not totally your fault.

Though this past week’s enormous Heartbleed security flaw has brought the dismal state of password security back into the spotlight, passwords have long been a problem as the internet continues to embed itself into our lives. We, the users, are partly at fault — when it comes to passwords, we’re prone to dangerous laziness. Every year SplashData releases a list of the most used passwords, a record of half-attempts at security. For years “password” was the world’s most popular password, only to be replaced in 2013 by the equally pathetic “123456," BuzzFeed reports.

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