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Worst Passwords of 2014 Revealed!

Written by
Saad
  • 2 years ago

A terrible password choice can go a long way. It not only compromises your data but can also result in compromising of the server. SplashData has just released its annual list of the worst ones (gleaned from hacked file dumps), and things haven’t changed much over last year. The passwords “123456” and “password” are still on the top of the list. The only good news is that as compared to 2013, fewer people are using bad passwords. This could be result of several main servers being compromised which has resulted in people selecting much wiser-passwords. Following is the list for 2014 which is followed by the list for 2013.

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

 

Rank Password Change from 2012
1 123456 Up 1
2 password Down 1
3 12345678 Unchanged
4 qwerty Up 1
5 abc123 Down 1
6 123456789 New
7 111111 Up 2
8 1234567 Up 5
9 iloveyou Up 2
10 adobe123 New
11 123123 Up 5
12 admin New
13 1234567890 New
14 letmein Down 7
15 photoshop New
16 1234 New
17 monkey Down 11
18 shadow Unchanged
19 sunshine Down 5
20 12345 New
21 password1 Up 4
22 princess New
23 azerty New
24 trustno1 Down 12
25 000000 New

If you haven’t changed your password lately or happen to be using any of the listed passwords above, you are highly advised for your own safety to change the password immediately. It is a good practice to change your password frequently.

Source: Splashdata
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