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Top 5: West Coast storm, Occupy Toronto, worst online passwords

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li-worst-pass-584.jpgHackers can break into many accounts just by trying common passwords, warns SplashData. Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press

An eclectic mix of articles grabbed the attention of readers across the country Tuesday. Items about a powerful West Coast storm and some defiant Occupy Toronto protesters were among the most viewed, while an article about the 25 worst internet passwords proved so popular with readers it nearly made the top 5 twice.


1) Auditor general finds 'disturbing' flaws in visa system

The auditor general's office is expressing frustration about the way Citizenship and Immigration Canada continues to hand out visas, and is concerned about delays on drug safety at Health Canada and planned spending by National Defence.

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2) 25 worst passwords of 2011 revealed

The most common passwords of 2011 -- obviously ones you should avoid using -- range from the simple "password" and "123456," to "football" and "michael," data posted by hackers reveals.

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3) Mom of baby in dumpster faces 2 murder charges

A mother accused of dumping her newborn in a northwest Calgary dumpster last fall is now charged in connection with the deaths of two other infants.

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4) Occupy Toronto protesters defy eviction order

Occupy Toronto protesters have spent Tuesday in St. James Park, their presence largely unchanged despite a judge's ruling a day earlier that deemed the camp illegal.

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5) West Coast storm cuts power to 85,000

It was another wet and windy night on the West Coast, as a storm blew through knocking down trees and power lines, dumping snow on mountain highways and forcing BC Ferries to cancel some early morning sailings.

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