1/21/2015

Worst passwords of 2014 list

By Ann Warren

Worst passwords of 2014 list, For the fourth consecutive year, SplashData announces its list of the 25 most common passwords found on the Internet.

The incredible amount of times they are used makes them the "Worst Passwords" & will expose anyone to being hacked or having their identities stolen.


SplashData's yearly list of the worst passwords shows we tend to be kinda lazy about the whole “digital security” thing. The 2014 top 25 passwords represented about 2.2% of passwords exposed. Football, baseball, 696969, Batman and Superman are all new to the list.

Just take a look at the  list:

1. 123456
2. password
3. 12345
4. 12345678
5. qwerty
6. 123456789
7. 1234
8. baseball
9. dragon
10. football
11. 1234567
12. monkey
13. letmein
14. abc123
15. 111111
16. mustang
17. access
18. shadow
19. master
20. michael
21. superman
22. 696969
23. 123123
24. batman
25. trustno1

To make matters worse, many of these bad passwords have been on the worst-passwords list for years, making hacking whatever they are supposed to protect seem like childs play.

Last year, 'password' topped the list so I guess there is some small progress that folks are not typing in the worst password you could ever use.

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