Worst Passwords of 2012

Posted by Tim Wheeler

Dec 5, 2012 9:11:00 AM

 

SplashData has released this year’s list of the “most popular” passwords. If your password is on this list you should probably take a break from reading and change your password! This list is similar to last year’s list with some interesting new additions. 

Top 25

1. password (Unchanged)

2. 123456 (Unchanged)

3. 12345678 (Unchanged)

4. abc123 (Up 1)

5. qwerty (Down 1)

6. monkey (Unchanged)

7. letmein (Up 1)

8. dragon (Up 2)

10. baseball (Up 1)

 

 

11. iloveyou (Up 2)

 

 

12. trustno1 (Down 3)

 

 

13. 1234567 (Down 6)

 

 

14. sunshine (Up 1)

 

 

15. master (Down 1)

 

 

16. 123123 (Up 4)

 

 

18. shadow (Up 1)

 

 

19. ashley (Down 3)

 

 

20. football (Up 5)

 

 

21. jesus (New)

 

 

22. michael (Up 2)

 

 

23. ninja (New)

 

 

24. mustang (New)

 

 

25. password1 (New)

 

 

Stay Safe            

It is suggested that passwords be at least 8 characters long and contain a combination of letters numbers and even special characters (!@#$%^&*, etc). Another, less practiced method of keeping yourself safe is to never use the same username and password combination across different websites. While remembering all of your different combinations of passwords and usernames can be a pain, picking a “popular password” could prove to be a bigger hassle. There are multiple different applications across every platform (phone, PC, Mac, Linux, etc) that will save your password and login information to make it easier to remember. 

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