And the ‘Winners’ for Worst Passwords of 2014 Are…

And the ‘Winners’ for Worst Passwords of 2014 Are…

SplashData, the company behind corporate password manager SplashID, reports that ever popular passwords, “123456,” and “password,” remain at the top of the charts for “Most Hacked Passwords of 2014.” Those two passwords took first and second place respectively for the second year in a row.

And the Winners for Worst Passwords of 2014 Are...


But perhaps naive Internet users have been paying attention. It seems some of those using 123456 have come up with a cunning plan to defeat the hackers: dropping the final digit. 12345 has raced 17 places up the charts into third place. Old favorite ‘letmein’ has climbed one place to #13.

New additions to the list for 2014 include “baseball,” “football,” “batman” and “access” (I see what they did there). The full top-25 “worst passwords” list can be seen below.

Heh, “trustno1.” Nice.

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345
  4. 12345678
  5. qwerty
  6. 123456789
  7. 1234
  8. baseball
  9. dragon
  10. football
  11. 1234567
  12. monkey
  13. letmein
  14. abc123
  15. 111111
  16. mustang
  17. access
  18. shadow
  19. master
  20. michael
  21. superman
  22. 696969
  23. 123123
  24. batman
  25. trustno1

If you’re using any of the above “worst passwords” – first, slap yourself as hard as you can – and then get yourself a password manager such as SplashData or MacTrast’s favorite password app, 1Password. Then, just for good measure, slap yourself again.