Using one of these Passwords? The 2015 List

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016 in Blog, Security | 0 comments

The 2015 list of most used passwords is out.  It looks much like the list from the previous year.  From the folks at SplashList, here it is without further ado:

1 – 123456 (unchanged from 2014)
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)

 Obviously, there is a Star Wars theme added in 2015 with princess, solo and starwars.
If you use any of these passwords, please change them immediately.  Hackers will try all of these first because they are popular.  In other words, on a brute force attack (where hackers just try multiple passwords until one works), these will be up first.

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