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If Your Password Is on this List, You’re in Trouble

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If you love monkeys and hate remembering a hundred different passwords, you might have a problem. Every year, security website SplashData publishes a list of the 25 worst passwords on the internet. The list is made up of the most common and easiest to guess passwords.

More troubling than how easy these passwords would be cracked, is how unoriginal they all are. ‘123456’ and ‘password’ are 2013’s number one and two passwords, respectively. Others on the list include ‘abc123’ and just a bunch of 1’s. There are some fun and interesting ones like the trying-to-be-not-totally-lazy ‘password1’ and the ironic ‘trustno1’, but overall we need to step it up. This is a plea to the world to come up with more interesting and creative passwords. Take my password, for instance: ‘Jo$hGrobin4eva’ It’s fun, it’s complex, it’s what I use for everything! I mean… what I… don’t use for everything.

Here’s the top 25 for 2013:

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 000000