2015 has come and gone, and a security research firm has published their annual “Worst Passwords” list. Based on leaked password data that has gone public through the year, they have published the 25 worst passwords – is yours on the list?
According to SplashData, these are the 25 worst passwords (and a comparison to their position on the 2014 list) based on how often they were used in those leaks:
As you can see, there are some new ones on the list. However, while passwords like “1qaz2wsx” look secure, if you look at the position of those keys on a standard US Qwerty Keyboard, it’s not as secure as you’d think.
We recommend using a password manager to generate random, secure passwords for the sites you visit. You can read more about password managers on our password management tech tip.