Your Password Still Sucks: SplashData Unveils The 25 Worst Passwords Of 2011

Brad Chacos

In case you missed it the first time around, research has already proved that your password probably sucks . That research, by Microsoft MVP Troy Hunt, was based on a sampling of roughly 37,000 leaked Sony Pictures passwords leaked by LulzSec earlier this year. 37,000 passwords is chump change to Splashdata, the makers of a password management app, who sifted through millions of passwords that were dumped online during the hacktastic year that was 2011 and came up a list of the 25 passwords used most often by hacking victims. Is yours on the list?

Most of them are the crappy, obvious passwords you’d expect to find, including several along the lines as the one that earned infamy as President Skroob’s luggage combination in Spaceballs . And hey, your lame attempts at L337 speak aren’t fooling anybody, n00bcakes; note that “passw0rd” is the 18th most common, well, password. Also worth noting: the complete lack of uppercase characters in the top 25.

  • password
  • 123456
  • 12345678
  • qwerty
  • abc123
  • monkey
  • 1234567
  • letmein
  • trustno1
  • dragon
  • baseball
  • 111111
  • iloveyou
  • master
  • sunshine
  • ashley
  • bailey
  • passw0rd
  • shadow
  • 123123
  • 654321
  • superman
  • qazwsx
  • michael
  • football


Thanks to ABC News for pointing this out!

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