Congratulations are in order, as a year of corporate data spills and leaked Jennifer Lawrence nudes failed to move the most stubborn among us. Privacy be damned, people still enjoy the ease and comfort of the most simplistic, easily-sussed passwords imaginable.
For another year, the most common password was ‘123456’. After that? ‘Password’.
Here’s the top 25 list:
“The bad news from my research is that this year’s most commonly used passwords are pretty consistent with prior years,” security expert Mark Burnett said. “The good news is that it appears that more people are moving away from using these passwords. In 2014, the top 25 passwords represented about 2.2% of passwords exposed. While still frightening, that’s the lowest percentage of people using the most common passwords I have seen in recent studies.”
Oh good! It’s getting better.
At this point, if your password is still ‘123456’, ‘baseball’, or ‘batman’, then you deserve whatever happens to you.
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