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October 23, 2014

The 25 Worst Passwords

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The 25 Worst Passwords

Are you putting your information at risk by choosing a bad password? SplashData, a provider of password management applications, compiled a list of the “worst” -- most common and thus easiest to guess -- passwords chosen by careless or harried computer users.

Here are the passwords that topped its list: 

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. abc123
  6. 123456789
  7. 111111
  8. 1234567
  9. iloveyou
  10. adobe123
  11. 123123
  12. admin
  13. 1234567890
  14. letmein
  15. photoshop
  16. 1234
  17. monkey
  18. shadow
  19. sunshine
  20. 12345
  21. password1
  22. princess
  23. azerty
  24. trustno1
  25. 000000 

"We hope that with more publicity about how risky it is to use weak passwords, more people will start taking simple steps to protect themselves by using stronger passwords and using different passwords for different websites,” according to SplashData.

Source: “Worst Passwords of 2013: Our Annual List Updated,” SplashData (Jan.17, 2014)

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