D’oh! The 25 Most Popular Passwords Of 2015

D’oh! The 25 Most Popular Passwords Of 2015

One of the most frustrating aspects of security is that the basics get neglected. No matter how many times you remind people not to use basic passwords, people just keep on choosing obvious options — as a list of the most popular passwords of 2015 proves.

Picture: Getty Images/Kristian Dowling

SplashData compiled the list based on passwords leaked online, and combed through 3.3 million of them. While it’s depressing that password leaks are so common, if people are stupid enough to use “password” or “123456” as their password, losing personal information is surely only a matter of time.

This is the full top 25:

  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

Given the wide range of password managers out there, there really is no excuse for using these obvious options. We can be better than this, folks.

Also: why is “michael” such a popular choice?

SplashData [via Gizmodo]


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