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Relationships can be a minefield.

And what's that saying – if you don't have trust, you don't have anything?

So what do you think about couples knowing each others passwords?

Is it a breach of privacy? Should people be allowed to have some things that they keep to themselves?

Should couples need to have access to all areas of their other haves lives?

A study has been carried out to see the effect exchanging passwords with your partner can have on your relationship.

More than 1,000 people were surveyed about their password preferences and the finding were quite surprising tbh.

They found that it is men who are roughly two times more likely than women to be more trusting after sharing passwords with their significant other.
So women are more distrusting than men…

Other findings included 17% of men and 18% of women exchange passwords because they trust their partner won't use their accounts without their permission, yet over half of people said they read their partner’s texts or DMs without their knowledge.

More than HALF?

Guys, you need to start giving your bfs/gfs some credit…

Also, guys are 25% more likely to ask their partner for their passwords – not us girls.

It seems that social media is to blame for a lot of relationship troubles as the findings showed that almost one-third of couples have argued over a social media post and 12% have ended their relationship because of it.

Sound familiar?

Check out the full study here for more juicy stats.

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Desperately trying to remember a password to a particular online account is fist-clenchingly annoying, so it's no real surprise that many of us opt for very simple passwords when creating our accounts.

Oh, and we also tend to use the same very simple passwords for multiple accounts 'cos we're super-smart like that.

And if anyone knows just how ridiculous many of us are when it comes to online security, it's SplashData who recently released their annual list of the 25 worst passwords.

For the sixth year in a row, 123456 took the top slot when it came to putting a user at risk of identity theft while password came in a close second.

Compiled by assessing more than five million passwords which were leaked last year, SplashData were able to identify the combinations of letters and numbers which can leave an individual vulnerable to hacking.

Reminding us that we need to do more than capitalise one letter to get the better of online hackers, Morgan Slain, CEO of SplashData offered a little advice which we should probably pay attention to.

"Making minor modifications to an easily guessable password does not make it secure, and hackers will take advantage of these tendencies," 

"Our hope is that by researching and putting out this list each year, people will realise how risky it is to use these common logins, and they will take steps to strengthen their passwords and use different passwords for different websites," he added.

And without further ado, here are the 25 worst passwords of the last 12 months.

Taking the top five slots, we have 123456password, 1234512345678, and football. These are followed by qwerty, 1234567890, 1234567, princess and 1234.

Coming in at number 11 we have login, welcomesolo, abc123 and admin. Slots 16 to 20 brought us 121212,  flower, passw0rd, dragon and Sunshine.

And the final five to make it in the top 25? Let's hear it for master, hottie, loveme, zaq1zaq1 and password1.

Yep, we definitely have some work to do on the ol' password front, ladies.

 

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Everyone knows you’re supposed to use a multitude of clever passwords for the various accounts on your computer.

But let’s face it, unless you’re some form of tech-loving coder, constantly coming up with four numbers here and eight characters there probably feels like a bit of a trek.

A new analysis of leaked Yahoo passwords conducted by security expert Dr Jeff Yan from Lancaster University has revealed the ten codes you definitely should NOT be using if you want to protect your virtual information from hackers.

But unfortunately for many of us, these ten passwords look all too familiar.

Check them out below:

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. welcome
  4. ninja
  5. abc123
  6. 123456789
  7. 12345678
  8. sunshine
  9. princess
  10. qwerty

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So it turns out it might not actually take too many brain cells in order to hack someone if you really want to, there's a good chance you could guess their password. 

Unlike some of us who create the most ridiculously elaborate passwords that sometimes we can't even remember them ourselves, the majority of people have simply stuck to the basic '123456' and we can't believe it. 

It seems people might be a bit hung up on trying to chose passwords that they can remember easily and it has resulted in some hilariously basic passwords. 

According to Splashdata these are the most used and all we can think is "seriously you guys?"

1. 123456
2. password
3. 12345
4. 12345678
5. qwerty
6. 123456789
7. 1234
8. baseball
9. dragon
10. football
11. 1234567
12. monkey
13. letmein
14. abc123
15. 111111
16. mustang
17. access
18. shadow
19. master
20. michael
21. superman
22. 696969
23. 123123
24. batman
25. trustno1

Our favourite definitely has to be number 25 "trustno1". 

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