Passwords have become so essential in our lives thanks to our increased use of the internet. If you have an online account, probably during the registration, you had to come up with a password. You are usually advised to come up with a strong password so as to prevent your account from being hacked easily. However, it seems most people really don’t care how strong a password should be judging from a report by Splash Data.
What is surprising from this list is that in this age of privacy concerns in the online front, people still use “123456” and “password” as passwords and yet again they top the list. Most of the passwords shown on the list are on the lists of 2013 and 2014 so which means people are still not learning not to use them.
However, there are a couple of new entrants to the list like 1qaz2wsx (guess how this is made), starwars (seriously? people), passw0rd (oh yeah very clever, substituting the letter o with a zero) and solo (no comment). Here is the complete list as reported by Gizmodo:
Apparently, the results is based on over 2 million leaked passwords of which SplashData compiles them to a list. You can also check the 2014 list in their blog and it is rather similar to the 2015 list. SplashData arranges them according to how popular they are and it can be a good reference to see what sort of words and combinations you shouldn’t include to your current or future passwords.