The 25 Worst Passwords, Is Yours On The List?

(WLNS) – Creating a good password that’s hard for hackers to figure out, yet easy for you to remember is challenging.

Passwords are a great way to protect your information, and certainly one of the easiest. So how can you be sure yours is secure? Read on to the list of the 25 most common passwords in 2014 and the ones you should avoid.

Based on 3.3 million passwords that were leaked online, SplashData put together a list of the 25 most common passwords. Of course, if they’re so common, they’re also the least secure.

The 25 Worst Passwords Of 2014:

  1. 123456 (Unchanged from 2013)
  2. password (Unchanged)
  3. 12345 (Up 17)
  4. 12345678 (Down 1)
  5. qwerty (Down 1)
  6. 1234567890 (Unchanged)
  7. 1234 (Up 9)
  8. baseball (New)
  9. dragon (New)
  10. football (New)
  11. 1234567 (Down 4)
  12. monkey (Up 5)
  13. letmein (Up 1)
  14. abc123 (Down 9)
  15. 111111 (Down 8)
  16. mustang (New)
  17. access (New)
  18. shadow (Unchanged)
  19. master (New)
  20. michael (New)
  21. superman (New)
  22. 696969 (New)
  23. 123123 (Down 12)
  24. batman (New)
  25. trustno1 (Down 1)

Click: Most Common Passwords Of 2013

SplashData suggests making your password more secure by using eight characters or more with mixed types of characters. The company says it’s a bad idea to use the same username and password combination for multiple website. They also suggest using a different password for entertainment sites, e-mail, social networking or financial service sites. It’s best to use a different password for each new website or service you sign up for.

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