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25 Most Popular Passwords Of 2015


Passwords are meant to be secured. that’s why professionals advise to do a combination of Alphabets, Numbers and Symbols.

After all, the top password of 2015 was “123456.” Come on. And people wonder how the Ashley Madison hack happened.

The rest of the list compiled by SplashData from more than 2 million leaked passwords during the year—reads as more of a what not to do in password-making, rather than an actual list of poor decisions made by actual human beings:

  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)

Momentarily forgetting the so-absurd-it’s-almost-offensive stupidity of this list, it’s interesting to note that humans at least attempted some creativity this year, if only to make room for decidedly trickier passwords such as “1234567890” and “passw0rd.”


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