A Brief History of the Password Problem, Part 4: Worst Passwords of 2014

And in 2014, passwords didn’t get much stronger — number one on our list was still “123456”

“123456” Maintains the Top Spot on SplashData’s Annual “Worst Passwords” List

The 2014 list of worst passwords demonstrates the importance of keeping names, simple numeric patterns, sports and swear words out of your passwords.
Los Gatos, CA – January 20, 2015 – SplashData has announced its annual list of the 25 most common passwords found on the Internet – thus making them the “Worst Passwords” that will expose anybody to being hacked or having their identities stolen. In its fourth annual report, 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.”