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Top 25 Passwords of 2013 Still Reveal Security Risk Concerns



/ 3 years ago

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It appears that not even 2013 has been a revelation for users to come up with better passwords. With all the cyber attacks and malware floating around, users are still inclined to use extremely simple passwords. According to a list from SplashData, users are as naive as ever, given the passwords found in use on some accounts.

The list has been compiled from the millions of stolen passwords last year that were ultimately made public. The list was heavily influenced by the massive Adobe breach in October which explains some of the newcomers and for the first time ever, “password” was dethroned as the most common password… by “123456.”

Here is a list of the weakest passwords found so far:

  • 123456
  • password
  • 12345678
  • qwerty
  • abc123
  • 123456789
  • 111111
  • 1234567
  • iloveyou
  • adobe123
  • 123123
  • admin
  • 1234567890
  • letmein
  • photoshop
  • 1234
  • monkey
  • shadow
  • sunshine
  • 12345
  • password1
  • princess
  • azerty
  • trustno1
  • 000000

Besides “adobe123” and “photoshop”, a top choice made by Adobe users has been also been in favour for the “123456” and “123456789” password formats. SplashData CEO Morgan Slain stated the fact that “adobe123” and “photoshop” on the Adobe website is a strong reminder that using your password as the name of the website or application you are accessing is not exactly a good idea.

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  • Kevin Spinks

    It’s a surprise that 4 and 5 digit passwords as well as all numerals” and “all text” passwords were allowed!