On January 20th, 2015 SplashData published its list of the top 25 worst passwords, it’s actually a list of the most common, but that seems to translate into “worst” when it comes to passwords . SplashData’s research was performed by reviewing over 3 million exposed or leaked passwords. The top two,” 123456” and “password” were the same as the prior year. Back in 2006 a British web site, Modern Life is Rubbish” listed “123” and “password” as 1 and 2, from which one may conclude we are more sophisticated with our PW’s now, adding 3 digits to 123 to make 123456. :>) Who would guess that? “monkey” and “letmein” also reside on both lists. My favorite: “trustno1”

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345
  4. 123455678
  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