The 25 most popular passwords of 2013 prove people are just as naive as ever

By on January 20, 2014, 11:30 AM
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You would think that with all of the newfound attention that online privacy generated over the course of 2013, people would perhaps rethink some of their mundane password choices to better lock down their online accounts. Think again. A list of the top 25 most common passwords of last year proves we’re just as naïve as ever.

The list from SplashData was 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.”

Without further ado, we present the top 25 most common passwords of 2013.

1. 123456
2. password
3. 12345678
4. qwerty
5. abc123
6. 123456789
7. 111111
8. 1234567
9. iloveyou
10. adobe123
11. 123123
12. admin
13. 1234567890
14. letmein
15. photoshop
16. 1234
17. monkey
18. shadow
19. sunshine
20. 12345
21. password1
22. princess
23. azerty
24. trustno1
25. 000000

In addition to “adobe123” and “photoshop,” security experts believe that “123456” and “123456789” were also top choices among Adobe users. As SplashData CEO Morgan Slain reminds us, the fact that “adobe123” and “photoshop” are on the list at all should be a good reminder that basing your password on the name of the website or application you are accessing is not exactly a bright idea.

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