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Top 10 commonly used passwords (worst passwords not to use)

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The image above shows the top 10 worst passwords of 2014. SplashData Inc, the company behind SplashID, actually releases a top 25 (not just 10) passwords commonly used on the internet for your perusal. These passwords are considered bad passwords, yet many people seem to use them to login to important online services and accounts.

If you see your password in this list (hopefully not), it’s probably a good time to change them. Like, now.

Here are the top 25 worst passwords in 2014:

  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

The most common passwords used by most human beings in the planet are their baby names, lover’s names, favorite sport, favorite team, and key sequences on the keyboard. Worst of all is the password “password”, which is a default password normally set by the manufacturer (such as on a hardware or software installation).

It’s definitely about time you use a secure password manager or many other possible methods to ensure that you have a somewhat secure password that no one can guess. And of course, try not to use a single password for everything, please.

Note: This list is a collaboration between SplashData and Mark Burnett, online security expert and author of “Perfect Passwords” from xato.net

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