Each year, security solutions provider SplashData releases a list of what it has determined to be the most commonly used passwords on the Internet. In other words, these passwords are the worst possible options you can choose to safeguard your accounts, because they’re all ridiculously common and are likely among the first options people with any know-how will try when attempting to gain access to your online accounts.
Are you looking to get hacked and you want to make it as easy as possible for anyone and everyone to gain access to your accounts? Feel free to choose any of the 25 options below as your new password.
Here are the world’s worst passwords as of 2016, along with notes on how their current positions compare to last year’s rankings.
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“Passwords based on simple patterns on your keyboard remain popular despite how weak they are,” SplashData CEO Morgan Slain said in a blog post. “Any password using numbers alone should be avoided, especially sequences. As more websites require stronger passwords or combinations of letters and numbers, longer keyboard patterns are becoming common passwords, and they are still not secure.”
Many sites, especially banking sites, now require a combination of letters, numbers and special characters in newly created passwords, and we always recommend using a password management app like 1password to create complex passwords that are very difficult to crack.