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|
|Rank||Password||Change from 2012|
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.