The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2014: We're All Doomed

By Jamie Condliffe on at

It's 2015 and it would be nice to think that people had learned what makes a good password by now. They haven't, of course, and this list of the 25 most popular passwords of 2014 – maybe also make that "the worst", too – proves it.

SplashData's annual list compiles the millions of stolen passwords made public throughout the year and assembles them in order of popularity. A glance down the list reveals that we're all still idiots, with "123456", "password", "12345", "12345678" and "qwerty" making up the top five. No, really.

Now is clearly a good time to remind yourself not to be one of those idiots and start using sensible passwords, LastPass or some other system to keep your personal information safe. But anyway, enough of that, here's the list. You're welcome.

1. 123456 (Unchanged)

2. password (Unchanged)

3. 12345 (Up 17)

4. 12345678 (Down 1)

5. qwerty (Down 1)

6. 123456789 (Unchanged)

7. 1234 (Up 9)

8. baseball (New)

9. dragon (New)

10. football (New)

11. 1234567 (Down 4)

12. monkey (Up 5)

13. letmein (Up 1)

14. abc123 (Down 9)

15. 111111 (Down 8)

16.mustang (New)

17. access (New)

18. shadow (Unchanged)

19. master (New)

20. michael (New)

21. superman (New)

22. 696969 (New)

23. 123123 (Down 12)

24. batman (New)

25. trustno1 (Down 1)