2014’s Worst Passwords Includes Newcomers ‘696969’, ‘Batman’, ‘Michael’ [LIST]

If you don’t have a password manager or you haven’t figured out how to use one, the easiest way is to create a stupidly simple password like ‘123456’, right?

According to password management app maker SplashData, their new 2014 list of ‘Worst Passwords’ contains the worst possible passwords again, with new additions hitting the already hilarious top 25.

Last year, ‘123456’ again topped the charts, followed by ‘password’. Reading the list of passwords below will give you many #SMH moments. Newcomers include ‘baseball’, ‘dragon’, ‘football’, ‘696969’ and even ‘michael’ (…what?).

Worst passwords of 2014

SplashData’s Worst Passwords of 2014 are below:

  1. 123456 (Unchanged from 2013)
  2. password (Unchanged)
  3. 12345 (Up 17)
  4. 12345678 (Down 1)
  5. qwerty (Down 1)
  6. 1234567890 (Unchanged)
  7. 1234 (Up 9)
  8. baseball (New)
  9. dragon (New)
  10. football (New)
  11. 1234567 (Down 4)
  12. monkey (Up 5)
  13. letmein (Up 1)
  14. abc123 (Down 9)
  15. 111111 (Down 8)
  16. mustang (New)
  17. access (New)
  18. shadow (Unchanged)
  19. master (New)
  20. michael (New)
  21. superman (New)
  22. 696969 (New)
  23. 123123 (Down 12)
  24. batman (New)
  25. trustno1 (Down 1)

Honestly folks, if you’re not using a password manager yet, please download 1Password for iOS (our recommendation; freemium now so there’s no excuse), or even something like PasswordBox, LastPass (Mac app was released today) or SplashID.

What are your current passwords based on?

[via TechCrunch]

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