Warning: If Your Password Is On This List, Change It

We’ve ALL been guilty.

When deciding on a social media password, it’s pretty tough to come up with something that’s both unique and memorable. After all, any password that’s too far on the complicated side runs the risk of being forgettable, and then you have to go through those annoying ‘forgot password’ steps. Ugh. 

But, thanks to SplashData and their annual Worst Password List, we know the most common – and most hackable – passcodes from 2015. 

We mean sorry but you’d have to be pretty lazy about your logins to have used any of these combinations. Or perhaps you just never reset the defaults.

Either way, in order to protect your online accounts, it’s definitely worth spending a little more time making your chosen passwords secure. 

Their advice? Make your passwords as long as possible (the length of some of those in the list means nothing when the combination is so simple), ensure they’re different for every website you use and prioritise a strong password over how easy it is to remember it – there’s always ways of making a note of them securely.

Let’s make getting hacked something that’s just so last year… 

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