The 25 most popular passwords of 2014

Wednesday 21 January 2015 15:50
Science and Tech

A web security firm has found that the most common passwords online are still things like "123456", "qwerty" and the ever-hackable "password".

Splashdata has released its annual list of the 25 most common passwords - with 123456 enjoying in second year in top spot.

Here's the top 25:

1. 123456

2. password

3. 12345

4. 12345678

5. qwerty

6. 123456789

7. 1234

8. baseball

9. dragon

10. football

11. 1234567

12. monkey

13. letmein

14. abc123

15. 111111

16. mustang

17. access

18. shadow

19. master

20. michael

21. superman

22. 696969

23. 123123

24. batman

25. trustno1

Fortunately for humanity, online security expert Mark Burnett says that at 2.2 per cent, the top 25 passwords take up the lowest percentage of the total that he can remember.

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