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Here Are The Top 25 Hacked Passwords Of 2015

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Goddamn this is depressing.

You know every time you have to sign up somewhere and they ask for a new password and they ask you to use at least one capital letter, symbol and number in order to make it as complicated as possible so it isn’t easy to get hacked by some of the bad guys out there? It turns out that a lot of people don’t actually pay any attention to that at all judging by the top 25 passwords of 2015, which really does make you despair for the human race. If one of these is your password, shoot yourself immediately:

1. 123456 (Unchanged)

2. password (Unchanged)

3. 12345678 (Up 1)

4. qwerty (Up 1)

5. 12345 (Down 2)

6. 123456789 (Unchanged)

7. football (Up 3)

8. 1234 (Down 1)

9. 1234567 (Up 2)

10. baseball (Down 2)

11. welcome (New)

12. 1234567890 (New)

13. abc123 (Up 1)

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14. 111111 (Up 1)

15. 1qaz2wsx (New)

16. dragon (Down 7)

17. master (Up 2)

18. monkey (Down 6)

19. letmein (Down 6)

20. login (New)

21. princess (New)

22. qwertyuiop (New)

23. solo (New)

24. passw0rd (New)

25. starwars (New)

I’m not sure which ones of these are the most depressing – the fact that crap like ‘password’ and ‘123456’ are still, STILL, at the top of the charts, or the fact that people think that changing their password to things like ‘login’, ‘letmein’ and my personal favourite ‘passw0rd’ aren’t just as dumb and easy to hack. You aren’t being edgy and original using any of those dudes.

Shout out to ‘solo’ and ‘starwars’ though for proving that most of the world is immediately influenced by whatever is popular at the moment. This is also evidenced by the fact that ‘football’ and ‘baseball’ are again STILL on the list. Do people think that password advice just doesn’t apply to them and nobody is ever going to get into their accounts because they’re smarter and more original than everyone else in the world?

In fairness, this list is compiled from 2million passwords that were stolen and their owners’ accounts were subsequently hacked into so maybe it is slightly biased because it’s only compiling the date of stupid people. But then again, if you’re not stupid then chances are your password is probably unique so there’s zero chance of you getting hacked and ending up on that list. Do yourself a favour and make sure you’re one of those people next year.

If you want a basis of comparison, check out the worst passwords of 2013. There are a lot of similarities in there, which is even more depressing really.

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