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Protect Your Data, Avoid These '25 Worst Passwords of 2015'

Posted by Zovy on Jan 20, 2016 1:38:00 AM

A password is defined as, “a secret word or phrase that must be used to gain admission to something,” but if you use any of the ‘25 Worst Passwords of 2015,’ there’s an extremely high likelihood that your secret may not be so secret.

According to an article by TIME reporting on a survey by SplashData, these are the 25 worst passwords of 2015:

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. 12345
  6. 123456789
  7. football
  8. 1234
  9. 1234567
  10. baseball
  11. welcome
  12. 1234567890
  13. abc123
  14. 111111
  15. 1qaz2wsx
  16. dragon
  17. master
  18. monkey
  19. letmein
  20. login
  21. princess
  22. qwertyuiop
  23. solo
  24. passw0rd
  25. Starwars

Whether it is the login password to your laptop or the ATM code to your bank account, using one of these passwords makes you more vulnerable to a hack. Since a secure password may be your first line of defense against data loss, it is important to take the simple step of making sure you choose a strong one, regardless of how innocuous the data contained in a particular account may seem. The good news here is that most companies now have password requirements that would exclude you from a using a password on this list, but if any of these sound familiar to you it’s time to make a change.


Topics: Data, Data Security, Cyber Security, Data Governance