Worst passwords of 2012

Password management application firm SplashData has released its annual list of the most common passwords used on the internet with some surprising results. Drew shares the list and explains how to create a secure password.

The biggest movers on the list this year at the top end of the scale are ‘111111’ and ‘dragon’. While we don’t have an explanation for the move by ‘111111’, we were not surprised to see ‘dragon’ move up the list with 2012 being the Year of the Dragon.

The three most common password from last years list have remained at the top of this year’s list with ‘password’, ‘123456’ and ‘12345678’. find out how to keep your passwords safe by reading Drew’s password tips to keep your data secure and how to choose a secure password. 


Top 25 most common passwords

  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. 12345678
  4. abc123
  5. qwerty
  6. monkey
  7. letmein
  8. dragon
  9. 111111
  10. baseball
  11. iloveyou
  12. trustno1
  13. 1234567
  14. sunshine
  15. master
  16. 123123
  17. welcome
  18. shadow
  19. ashley
  20. football
  21. jesus
  22. michael
  23. ninja
  24. mustang
  25. password1


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