The most popular passwords of 2015

passwordsEvery year, a company called¬†SplashData collects a list of the most used passwords that were leaked and posted online. It’s sometimes amusing, but it’s also scary. As gamers, this list may include some of us, who have multiple accounts in activity. Whether it’s Steam, Xbox Live, PSN or even on Youtube or Amazon, it’s worth taking note of the passwords you use, and maybe changing them up every now and then.

Here’s a list of the most frequently used passwords of 2015. Hopefully an article like this will scare some individuals into thinking up more encrypted codes for their personal information, be it online gaming profile, email addresses, Paypal accounts or whatnot. And no, we won’t ask you what you use for your passwords, don’t worry!

1. 123456 (Unchanged)

2. password (Unchanged)

3. 12345678 (Up 1)

4. qwerty (Up 1)

5. 12345 (Down 2)

6. 123456789 (Unchanged)

7. football (Up 3)

8. 1234 (Down 1)

9. 1234567 (Up 2)

10. baseball (Down 2)

11. welcome (New)

12. 1234567890 (New)

13. abc123 (Up 1)

14. 111111 (Up 1)

15. 1qaz2wsx (New)

16. dragon (Down 7)

17. master (Up 2)

18. monkey (Down 6)

19. letmein (Down 6)

20. login (New)

21. princess (New)

22. qwertyuiop (New)

23. solo (New)

24. passw0rd (New)

25. starwars (New)

The best advice I can offer, is write your password down on a notepad or piece of paper, hidden in your drawer. Even colour it in with the same colours of what it’s used for. Green for Xbox, blue for PSN, red for Youtube, perhaps. Don’t send save a text message on your phone with the information, or take a photo, as if you are to lose your phone, you lose your privacy. Trust the old pen and paper, and a good hiding place.

[Source: Gizmodo]

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