25 Most Hacked Passwords From 2015

By January 28, 2016 No Comments


Based on a report of 2 million leaked passwords in 2015, a company found a unique trend a little quicker than most online users would like to know. If you’re like most, you keep adding numbers and letters until the password meter no longer insults you with “very weak” or “weak”. Very strong is what you should be looking for, however, that doesn’t just mean length. Randomization is one of the most important tactics to a strong password.

So, take a moment and skim through this list of 25 passwords and make sure yours isn’t on it! The top five are the usual suspects, but #23 just might shock you.

  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. 111111
  15. 1qaz2wsx
  16. dragon
  17. master
  18. monkey
  19. letmein
  20. login
  21. princess
  22. qwertyuiop
  23. solo
  24. passw0rd
  25. starwars

What’d we learn? Think random! Also, not trendy pop culture. Take this short quiz and see if you are more of a cyber threat than you thought. If you do well enough, you could win some tuition credits toward cybersecurity training!

Credit: PC World contributor Ian Paul, and Splash Data

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