SplashData has finally released their fifth annual list of worst/most vulnerable passwords. Many of the listed passwords may not come as a surprise, such as “password” and “12345.”
The top 10 worst passwords of 2015 include:
SplashData compiles the yearly list from more than 2 million leaked passwords. From there, the research firm ranks the unreliable passwords by the most popular, or more frequently used. New passwords for the 2015 list include welcome, 1234567890, 1qaz2wsx, login, princess, qwertyuiop, solo, passw0rd and starwars.
Using unpredictable passwords is one of the best ways to protect sensitive data. When creating passwords, it’s encouraged to use a combination of letters, numbers and symbols, and to avoid using the same password for multiple accounts.