The 25 worst online passwords

Hacking and data breaches are, sadly, an everyday fact of life in the 21st century but some people really aren’t helping matters by using simple, easy-to-break passwords.

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While a secure password can help protect everything from emails and personal photos to banking details, some people still aren’t getting the message, with millions opting for the same, simple options that are a gift to hackers.

SplashData has released its annual list of the 25 worst passwords and despite high-profile cases such as the Ashley Madison and T-Mobile hacks perennial favourites “123456” and “password” are still top of the list.

Releasing the list SplashData said: “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.

“Since exposure is constantly increasing - more sites being hacked, more passwords at risk - it’s almost inevitable that some of your logins somewhere will be exposed. You just want to make sure that exposure doesn’t have a cascading effect on your other logins, especially at more valuable sites and services (e.g., email and financial services).”

Anyway, we think you get it, here is the full list:

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. 12345
  6. 123456789
  7. Football
  8. 1234
  9. 1234567
  10. baseball
  11. welcome
  12. 1234567890
  13. abc123
  14. 111111
  15. 1qaz2wsx
  16. dragon
  17. master
  18. monkey
  19. letmein
  20. login
  21. princess
  22. qwertyuiop
  23. solo
  24. passw0rd
  25. starwars

If you see your password above, we recommend you get that changed.

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The 25 worst online passwords

Posted in Web Technology by on 19 September 2016

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The 25 worst online passwords The 25 worst online passwords Hacking and data breaches are, sadly, an everyday fact of life in the 21st century but some people really aren’t helping matters by using simple, easy-to-break passwords.

While a secure password can help protect everything from emails and personal photos to banking details, some people still aren’t getting the message, with millions opting for the same, simple options that are a gift to hackers.

SplashData has released its annual list of the 25 worst passwords and despite high-profile cases such as the Ashley Madison and T-Mobile hacks perennial favourites “123456” and “password” are still top of the list.

Releasing the list SplashData said: “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.

“Since exposure is constantly increasing - more sites being hacked, more passwords at risk - it’s almost inevitable that some of your logins somewhere will be exposed. You just want to make sure that exposure doesn’t have a cascading effect on your other logins, especially at more valuable sites and services (e.g., email and financial services).”

Anyway, we think you get it, here is the full list:

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. 12345
  6. 123456789
  7. Football
  8. 1234
  9. 1234567
  10. baseball
  11. welcome
  12. 1234567890
  13. abc123
  14. 111111
  15. 1qaz2wsx
  16. dragon
  17. master
  18. monkey
  19. letmein
  20. login
  21. princess
  22. qwertyuiop
  23. solo
  24. passw0rd
  25. starwars

If you see your password above, we recommend you get that changed.

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