25 Worst Internet Passwords

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Another year and another list of worst and most commonly used passwords from internet security software firm SplashData. If you are using any of the passwords listed, you should change them immediately. Simple passwords might be easier for you to remember, but they are also easy for hackers to guess if they are attempting to access you bank accounts or Twitter account.

We call them the “worst passwords” because when it comes to password security, using a popular password is a very bad thing. Since the most popular passwords are so common, these popular passwords would be among the very first tried by any hacker or malicious “cracking” program. When you choose a password, you want something unique, complex, and unusual, and you want to make sure you use different passwords for different sites.

Rank Password Change from 2013
1 123456 No Change
2 password No Change
3 12345 Up 17
4 12345678 Down 1
5 qwerty Down 1
6 123456789 No Change
7 1234 Up 9
8 baseball New
9 dragon New
10 football New
11 1234567 Down 4
12 monkey Up 5
13 letmein Up 1
14 abc123 Down 9
15 111111 Down 8
16 mustang New
17 access New
18 shadow Unchanged
19 master New
20 michael New
21 superman New
22 696969 New
23 123123 Down 12
24 batman New
25 trustno1 Down 1

There are so many easy ways to create useful and secure passwords, it is almost more difficult to create a bad password. You can read more about how to select and create secure passwords here or here.

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