LOS GATOS, Calif. — SplashData, which makes password management applications, announced its annual list of the 25 worst passwords.
Compiled from more than 3.3 million leaked passwords during the year, “123456”and “password” continue to hold the top two spots that they have held each year since the first list in 2011. Other passwords in the top 10 include “qwerty,” “dragon,” and “football.”
The passwords evaluated for this list were most held by users in North America and Western Europe. In 2014, millions of passwords from Russian accounts were also leaked, but these passwords were not included in the analysis.
Here are SplashData’s “Worst Passwords of 2014:”
Here are SplashData’s three simple tips to be safer from hackers online:
- Use passwords of eight characters or more with mixed types of characters.
- Avoid using the same username/password combination for multiple websites.
- Use a password manager such as SplashID to organize and protect passwords, generate random passwords, and automatically log into websites.