Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The 25 most popular passwords of 2014

Once again we get to know the most popular passwords of 2014, thanks to the massive leaks that have put millions in the wild for all to see. And again, you'll find some of our well known passwords on that list, showing that most people don't really care about their digital safety.

Unchallenged in the two top spots we fine the world famous "123456" and "password", with several other number variations (from 1 to 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9)  also well placed. As for new passwords, we get to see "baseball", "dragon", and super-hero influence with "superman" and "batman" making the cut.

Even if you consider that some people may be using these passwords as disposable passwords for services they don't really care about, it's worrying to imagine that other may still be using them for real, wherever it may be.

I guess it goes without warning that you shouldn't really use any of the passwords on this 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

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