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If your password is on this list, you should change it immediately
Thursday, January 21, 2016

 Jan 20, 2016: On Tuesday, the password-management company SplashData released its annual list of the most popular passwords of the past year.

SplashData took a look at the more than 2 million passwords that got leaked last year, analyzing the most commonly leaked passwords and those that were least secure.password.pnMost of the passwords on SplashData’s list come from Western European and North American users.

Unsurprisingly, "123456" and "password" topped the list, but phrases like "monkey," "dragon," and "princess" also placed in the top 25. The password "starwars" also entered the top 25 in 2015.

To keep your passwords secure, you definitely shouldn’t use any of the phrases on SplashData’s list.

SplashData recommends using passwords that are eight digits or longer with different types of characters (letters, numbers, and symbols); using different username and password combinations for different websites; and using a password manager to protect your passwords and help you generate passwords that are random and thus more difficult for others to guess correctly.

Here’s SplashData’s full list. If your password is on here, think about changing it.

    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



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