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Survey says the average person has at least 70 passwords to remember

If you're struggling to access your Netflix, Hulu, email or even your cellphone, you're not alone: A new survey shows the average person needs to remember 70-80 passwords.

New research from the security company NordPass reveals that all these passwords are enough to make up a four-verse poem, or the lyrics to the average pop song.

It's no surprise, then, in their quest to remember their passwords, people often choose stupidly common ones. NordPass has published the 200 most common passwords, and the most popular are no-brainers.

"Password" was used by 830,846 people, according to their research. Other commonly used ones include easy number combinations like 12345, and 111111; popular female names like Nicole and Jessica, or simply strings of letters in various directions across a QWERTY keyboard, like "asdfghjkl" and "qazwsx."

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