Do you use one of the 25 most common passwords?

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DENVER — Password management company SplashData released the list of 25 most used passwords for 2013.

The company said the top choice is “123456.”

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.

SplashData suggests consumers protect themselves with secure passwords including using passwords with eight characters with numbers or symbols for letters like “dr4mat1c” or “$plend@.”  Or consider using passwords that make easy-to-remember phrases like “smiles_light_skip?”

Avoid using the same password for multiple websites. Especially risky, SplashData said is to use the same password for entertainment sites as you use for mail or bank accounts.

If you have trouble remembering all those different passwords, consider using a password management tool.

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)

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