SplashData has today announced the 2015 edition of its annual “Worst Passwords List” highlighting how people continue putting themselves at risk by using insecure passwords. “123456” and “password” continue to be the most commonly used passwords in first and second spots since 2011, followed by “12345678”, “qwerty” and “12345”.
Each year, the company compiles its data by using more than 2 million leaked passwords during the year. In 2015, some new and longer passwords made their debut, perhaps showing an effort by both websites and web users to be more secure. However, the longer passwords are so simple as to make their extra length virtually worthless as a security measure.
Check out the following infographic for a better idea: