Worst Passwords of 2013

loginIt’s official: “password” is not the most frequently used bad password any more. “123456” has taken over. Yes, as it turns out, millions of people use 123456 as their password for online services. I’m shocked! Each year, the security company Splashdata publishes a list of 25 worst passwords, or in other words, passwords that should never be used! If you’re using one of the passwords that you’re about to read, I suggest you change it immediately. These are too easy to hack!

In case you’re wondering how this information is available publicly, here is an explanation: The list is based on passwords from Adobe users that were published by hackers following Adobe’s recent security breach.

Here is the list:

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. abc123
  6. 123456789
  7. 111111
  8. 1234567
  9. iloveyou
  10. adobe123
  11. 123123
  12. admin
  13. 1234567890
  14. letmein
  15. photoshop
  16. 1234
  17. monkey
  18. shadow
  19. sunshine
  20. 12345
  21. password1
  22. princess
  23. azerty
  24. trustno1
  25. 0

Letmein? Oh dear!

Like I said, If you’re using one of these passwords, or anything similar and easy to guess, change it now, or you will regret it! If you need tips on creating a secure password, please review my earlier article on this topic here.

Sources: Splashdata, CNN News.

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