The Worst Passwords of 2013

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By Akemi Iwaya on January 20th, 2014

Sadly enough, another year has come and gone with what ‘feels’ like little progress made on getting people to choose better passwords. Password management software maker SplashData has compiled a list of the 25 worst passwords of 2013, a ‘top offenders’ list that contains some old favorites along with some new entries as choices people should not be making.

For those of us who are focused on securing our online accounts and very aware of the dangers involved in poor password selection, this list may make you feel a bit of despair, and induce more than one ‘groan of disbelief’ that people are still choosing passwords like these.

And here it is…the list of the 25 worst passwords for 2013…

You can read the full ‘report’ compiled by SplashData via the link below.

Do you have password horror stories to share from your experiences with family, friends, and/or co-workers over the years? Make sure to share them with your fellow readers in the comments!

“Password” unseated by “123456” on SplashData’s annual “Worst Passwords” list [SplashData]

[via BetaNews and Ars Technica]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 01/20/14
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