The 25 Most-used Passwords

Posted: 10/02/2013 in Cyber Crime, education, General, Hacking
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How secure are your passwords? Hopefully they’re more clever than these top 25 most-popular (and therefore least secure) passwords.

SplashData, an online security management firm, compiled this list for 2012:

  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. abc123
  6. monkey
  7. 1234567
  8. letmein
  9. trustno1
  10. dragon
  11. baseball
  12. 111111
  13. iloveyou
  14. master
  15. sunshine
  16. ashley
  17. bailey
  18. passw0rd
  19. shadow
  20. 123123
  21. 654321
  22. superman
  23. gazwsx
  24. michael
  25. football

Are any of your passwords on the list? If so, it’s time to upgrade to one with varying numbers, capitalization and figures. Separate words with spaces or underscores. For crying out loud, don’t use your pet’s or your spouse’s name or even you children’s names.

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