If You Use Any Of These Passwords, You Should Change It Right NowS

Passwords are a fact of life and we've all had some bad ones, but if you use one of the following 25 password you might want to rethink your strategy! These are the 25 most common passwords according to SplashData, and there are some humdingers in there!

1. 123456 (Up 1)

2. password (Down 1)

3. 12345678 (Unchanged)

4. qwerty (Up 1)

5. abc123 (Down 1)

6. 123456789 (New)

7. 111111 (Up 2)

8. 1234567 (Up 5)

9. iloveyou (Up 2)

10. adobe123 (New)

11. 123123 (Up 5)

12. Admin (New)

13. 1234567890 (New)

14. letmein (Down 7)

15. photoshop (New)

16. 1234 (New)

17. monkey (Down 11)

18. shadow (Unchanged)

19. sunshine (Down 5)

20. 12345 (New)

21. password1 (Up 4)

22. princess (New)

23. azerty (New)

24. trustno1 (Down 12)

25. 000000 (New)

This list was made possible by the Adobe hack that liberated 38 million passwords from their users. This explains why Adobe123 is one of the most popular on this list, but I think what we're seeing here is that plenty of people use the word of the program they're using in their actual password. Not the best idea I'm sure you'll agree.

The most terrifying thing is that, reading through the password list, I can feel the reasoning. Like I can literally understand why certain people chose certain passwords. I can read my own train of thought in this password. That is scary. It means that I am vulnerable. It means that I could, most likely, be hacked with ease.

[Immediately goes and changes all passwords]

Worst passwords of 2013 – our annual list updated [Splashdata]


This post originally on Kotaku Australia, where Mark Serrels is the Editor. You can follow him on Twitter if you're into that sort of thing.