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The 25 Most Popular Passwords Reveal Just How Stupid We Are

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The 25 Most Popular Passwords Reveal Just How Stupid We Are

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The list of the 25 most popular passwords of 2015 just landed, and they prove to be yet another reason why we’re really, really glad 2015 is behind us. No, our top passwords are not, as Hackers would lead us to believe, love, sex, secret and god. In fact, those four, extremely basic, easily guessed passwords would be much, much less distressing than the ones found on the actual list. Via Splash Data, here comes a long, hard look in the mirror. Brace yourselves. Here we go.

  1. 123456 (Unchanged)
  2. password (Unchanged)
  3. 12345678 (Up 1)
  4. qwerty (Up 1)
  5. 12345 (Down 2)
  6. 123456789 (Unchanged)
  7. football (Up 3)
  8. 1234 (Down 1)
  9. 1234567 (Up 2)
  10. baseball (Down 2)
  11. welcome (New)
  12. 1234567890 (New)
  13. abc123 (Up 1)
  14. 111111 (Up 1)
  15. 1qaz2wsx (New)
  16. dragon (Down 7)
  17. master (Up 2)
  18. monkey (Down 6)
  19. letmein (Down 6)
  20. login (New)
  21. princess (New)
  22. qwertyuiop (New)
  23. solo (New)
  24. passw0rd (New)
  25. starwars (New)

Guys… I mean… seriously? I’m not going to waste anyone’s time picking apart the sheer stupidity that is this list of popular passwords, sufficient to say the number of entries that are simply digits in numerical order is staggering. We can do better. We must do better.