25 Most Popular Passwords You Shouldn’t Be Using

“trustno1” and “letmein” are both clever and witty passwords … or so you might think. 

Every year Splash Data makes a list of the 25 most popular passwords and both make the list. 

“password” is also quite common. You might think you’re going simple in order to avoid detection but it’s more common than you might think. 

With the rise in website hacks and compromised data, it’s more important now than ever before to ensure your data, personal information, and banking details are under proper encryption and security. 

It’s important to update your passwords on a regular basis. If you find you are using a password below, or a variation therof, now may be the right time to do a full password audit and change. 

The Top 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2014:

  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. 1111111
  16. mustang
  17. access
  18. shadow
  19. master
  20. michael
  21. superman
  22. 696969
  23. 123123
  24. batman
  25. trustno1 

Chances are, if you’re utilizing one of the above passwords, it’s because it’s easier to keep track of. But, now there are a variety of password storage options and apps to make it easier to have passwords at your fingertips, so you can create passwords that are properly secure so your data and important information remains safe. 

The Best Free Password Managers for 2015

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