25 Worst Passwords of 2016

How secure are you?

SplashData has recently released their annual list of ’25 worst passwords’.

The company offers secure password and record management solutions for individuals, businesses and enterprise clients worldwide. The list is compiled by querying the most used passwords within their system in the last year.

Here is the full list of ’25 Worst Passwords of 2016′:

  • 123456
  • password
  • 12345
  • 12345678
  • football
  • qwerty
  • 1234567890
  • 1234567
  • princess
  • 1234
  • login
  • welcome
  • solo
  • abc123
  • admin
  • 121212
  • flower
  • passw0rd
  • dragon
  • sunshine
  • master
  • hottie
  • loveme
  • zaq1zaq1
  • password1

Link to the full report.

SplashData offers three simple tips:

  • 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 to organize and protect passwords, generate random passwords, and automatically log into websites.

Don’t be a statistic

Everyone is at risk of having their data or even their identity stolen at any moment, including teenagers, business owners, and even politicians.

If your password is included in this list, or remotely close, you should probably rethink the security measures you are taking to stay safe online.