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Behold the worst passwords of 2014

The most commonly used passwords are painfully bad, but soon we'll all use fingerprints to log into apps. Meanwhile, learn what Microsoft has in store for its Windows 10 event.

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If your password is 12345, throw away the computer. You don't deserve the Internet.

In this CNET Update, we look at SplashData's annual list of the worst passwords -- or shall we say, the most common passwords compiled out of more than 3 million leaked passwords from data breaches. But I suppose passwords won't matter in a few years when we're scanning our face to log into Facebook.

Also in this tech news roundup, say goodbye to a Nintendo program you never used, and learn about what to expect at Microsoft's Windows 10 event on Wednesday:

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