This study just revealed the most popular stolen passwords, we’re avoiding them like the plague

It seems like every day websites are coming up with new ways to make setting your password difficult. Now you don’t just need it to be a certain length, but you need both upper and lowercase letters, you need a number, you need a symbol – and you also need to slice your palm, squeeze your blood onto the keyboard, and chant in Latin so the website can be sure you’re a human being instead of a really clever bot. Even though it’s annoying, it’s definitely for good reason — truly unique passwords keep you safe!

And in case you’re not sure your password is unique enough, Splash Data revealed the top twenty-five passwords that were stolen in 2015.

So basically, if any of the below are the lock that guards your bank account, credit card statements, student loans, or Neopets account, you’re going to want to change them ASAP. Also, know that we’re judging you — seriously, #19? COME ON.

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. password

25. starwars

Basically, if your password is something you also probably would’ve chosen as a kindergartener, you should reconsider. And not just because somebody could steal it. It’s also just embarrassing. HAVE SOME PRIDE IN YOURSELVES, PEOPLE. We know you’re smarter than that!


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