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Here are the top 25 worst passwords for 2015. Is yours on the list?

By Cookie Monster - on 20 Jan 2016, 7:00am

Here are the top 25 worst passwords for 2015. Is yours on the list?

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Time and time again, we are reminded to use strong passwords that are harder to hack. However, SplashData's annual list of the worst passwords paints a sad reality - people just don't learn from others and continue to use easy-to-guess passwords. 

Not surprisingly, the most popular password is "123456" followed by "password". These two codes took the same positions for 2014 and 2013. Rounding up the top five are "12345678", "qwerty" and "12345". 

There are several new entries in the list which include "welcome" at 11th position, "1234567890" at 12th position and "1qaz2wsx" at 15th. Believe it or not, Star Wars-related terms also made it to the list such as "solo" and "starwars". 

If the recent spate of hacking attacks hasn't sounded an alarm, this list should serve as a wake-up call for you. Below is the entire list from SplashData:

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. 12345
  6. 123456789
  7. football
  8. 1234
  9. 1234567
  10. baseball
  11. welcome
  12. 1234567890
  13. abc123
  14. 11111
  15. 1qaz2wsx
  16. dragon
  17. master
  18. monkey
  19. letmein
  20. login
  21. princess
  22. qwertyuiop
  23. solo
  24. passw0rd
  25. starwars

Source: Engadget