Here are the “Worst Passwords of 2014” as determined by SplashData. They’re the 25 most common passwords found on the Internet – thus making them the “Worst Passwords” that could expose anybody who uses them to being hacked or having their identities stolen.
In SplashData’s fourth annual report, compiled from more than 3.3 million leaked passwords during the year, “123456”and “password” continue to hold the top two spots they have held every year since 2011. Other passwords in the top 10 include “qwerty,” “dragon,” and “football.”
Here’s the list and their placement compared to last year:
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If you’re using any of these passwords, please change them now! Here are a few tips for creating more secure passwords:
- Use passwords of eight characters or more with mixed types of characters.
- Avoid using the same username/password combination for multiple websites.
- For help remembering passwords, consider using a password manager. Your IT provider can make a recommendation.