SplashData, which makes password management applications, has released its 2015 list of the 25 worst passwords based on files containing millions of stolen passwords posted online in the last year.
A recent study by a password management company called SplashData just released a list of the 25 worst passwords of 2015.
SplashData’s list of frequently used passwords shows that many people continue to put themselves at risk by using weak, easily guessable passwords. Some other passwords in the Top Ten include “qwerty,” “abc123,” “111111,” and “123456789.”
Some of the worst passwords have surprisingly remained the same since SplashData’s first list in 2011. Passwords like “123456” and “password” have topped the list since the beginning.
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens still fresh in people's minds, that periodic password change at work has already yielded some interesting results.
Below, we've listed the 25 worst passwords online. If yours is included, seriously think about making a change.
SplashData suggests making passwords more secure with these tips:
Use passwords of eight characters or more with mixed types of characters. But even passwords with common substitutions like “dr4mat1c” can be vulnerable to attackers’ increasingly sophisticated technology, and random combinations like “j%7K&yPx$” can be difficult to remember. One way to create more secure passwords that are easy to recall is to use passphrases — short words with spaces or other characters separating them. It’s best to use random words rather than common phrases. For example, “cakes years birthday” or “smiles_light_skip?”
Avoid using the same username/password combination for multiple websites. Especially risky is using the same password for entertainment sites that you do for online email, social networking, or financial service sites. Use different passwords for each new website or service you sign up for.
Old good humor:
Spaceballs - Seccret combination