25 Worst Passwords of 2011

Software providers SplashData released a 2011 list of what the consider to be the most commonly used passwords across the internet, and thus a list of the most unsafe passwords to use.

SplashData’s results don’t exactly show anything unexpected about the most common passwords to use, with adjacent numbers, letters and popular names, ranking high up on the list. It remains unexplained however why “monkey”, “dragon”, “baseball”, “shadow” etc. rank so highly.

Morgan Slain, CEO of SplashData recommends that anyone using any of these passwords should change them immediately to something more secure.

SplashData created the rankings based on millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers. Here is the complete list:

  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. abc123
  6. monkey
  7. 1234567
  8. letmein
  9. trustno1
  10. dragon
  11. baseball
  12. 111111
  13. iloveyou
  14. master
  15. sunshine
  16. ashley
  17. bailey
  18. passw0rd
  19. shadow
  20. 123123
  21. 654321
  22. superman
  23. qazwsx
  24. michael
  25. football
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