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.
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.
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.