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Too many people still use terrible passwords

The 25 most popular passwords on the internet include "123456," "password" and "passw0rd."

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The fifth annual SplashData chart of the internet's worst passwords is out, and it looks like people just can't learn the lesson. The firm has aggregated the passwords from around two million that were leaked in 2015, finding that basic, easy-to-guess terms are still in abundance. The most popular code behind which people store their valuables is "123456," with "password" sitting comfortably in second place. Places three and four are similarly guessable, with "12345678" and "qwerty" being the... look, guys, just no, please stop doing this.

One thing that you can glean from the information is that people who use such easily-guessable passwords are also led by pop culture and sports. For instance, some of the newer entries on the list include "solo," "princess" and "starwars," while "football" and "baseball" are also in the top 25. As smart as you may think you're being by using the phrase "passw0rd," it's an idea that's been used by thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of other computer users. We've included the full run down below, and if you spot one on this list that you use, consider this a wake-up call.

Rank

Password

Change from 2014

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

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

[Image Credit: Getty]

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