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Worst 25 Passwords of 2015 Nicky Jurd Director    /   Techy Stuff

For the 5th year in a row ‘123456’ has topped the list as the most popular password. And ‘password’ has come in next.

They’re AWFUL passwords!

Don’t put yourself at risk for the sake for a bit of memory simplicity. If a password is easy to remember, it’s probably easy to hack.

New entries

SplashData has assembled a list of the worst passwords of 2015. This year has seen a bunch of new entries on the top 25 list inspired Star Wars; ‘solo’, ‘princess’ and ‘starwars’.

Ditch this list and get yourself better passwords. Try these tricks:

  • Try for passwords at least 12 characters long. Mix it up with numbers, symbols and characters.
  • Don’t reuse your passwords. Unique passwords are the key to not getting caught with your pants down.
  • Keep your passwords in a password manager like TeamsID or Keepass.

Presenting SplashData’s Worst Passwords of 2015:

Rank

Password

Change from 2014

1

123456

Unchanged

2

password

Unchanged

3

12345678

↑ 1

4

qwerty

↑ 1

5

12345

↓ 2

6

123456789

Unchanged

7

football

↑ 3

8

1234

↓ 1

9

1234567

↑ 2

10

baseball

↓ 2

11

welcome

New

12

1234567890

New

13

abc123

↑ 1

14

111111

↑ 1

15

1qaz2wsx

New

16

dragon

↓ 7

17

master

↑ 2

18

monkey

↓ 6

19

letmein

↓ 6

20

login

New

21

princess

New

22

qwertyuiop

New

23

solo

New

24

passw0rd

New

25

starwars

New

Is yours on the list? (Oopsies)

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