List of 2014's worst passwords includes '123456'

"123456" has topped the list of most commonly used passwords since SplashData started keeping track in 2011.
By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |  Jan. 20, 2015 at 11:20 PM
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NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- If your computer password is "batman" or "monkey," you should think about changing it.

SplashData has revealed its annual list of most commonly used -- and thereby worst -- passwords, based on 3.3 million leaked passwords in 2014.

"123456" and "password" topped the list for fourth year in a row, while "696969" and "batman" hit the top 25 for the first time.

SplashData CEO Morgan Slain said in a release that he hopes the list will call attention to the importance of computer security.

"As always, we hope that with more publicity about how risky it is to use weak passwords, more people will start taking simple steps to protect themselves by using stronger passwords and using different passwords for different websites," Slain said.

Here's the top 25:

1. 123456 2. password 3. 12345 4. 12345678 5. qwerty 6. 123456789 7. 1234 8. baseball 9. dragon 10. football 11. 1234567 12. monkey 13. letmein 14. abc123 15. 111111 16. mustang 17. access 18. shadow 19. master 20. michael 21. superman 22. 696969 23. 123123 24. batman 25. trustno1

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