The 25 Worst Passwords of 2013

password (1)We’ve covered SplashData’s top list of worst passwords in the past and here is their 2013 ranking. The big change this year is “password” dropping to number two. Anyway just posting this here as a quick reference the next time you need some passwords to choose from. šŸ˜‰

  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

And of course whenever we talk about week passwords, this clip comes to mind…


“123456” is finally getting some time in the spotlight as the world’s worst password, after spending years in the shadow of “password.”

Security firmĀ Splashdata, which every year compiles a list of the most common stolen passwords, found that “123456” moved into the number one slot in 2013. Previously, “password” hadĀ dominatedĀ theĀ rankings.

The change in leadership is largely thanks to Adobe, whoseĀ major security breachĀ in October affected upwards ofĀ 48 million users. A list of passwords from the Adobe breach had “123456” on top, followed by “123456789” and “password.” The magnitude of the breach had a major impact on Splashdata’s results, explaining why “photoshop” and “adobe123” worked their way onto this year’s list.

Fans of “password” could reasonably petition for an asterisk, however, given that the stolen Adobe passwords included close to 100 million test accounts and inactive accounts. Counting those passwords on the list is kind of like setting a home run record during batting practice. Don’t be surprised if “password” regains the throne in 2014.

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