See what were the 25 most used passwords in 2015

Those who follow TecMundo know that the world is full of people who don't care much about the passwords they put in their accounts. So we often hear cases of extremely important systems protected by a simple password like the ever-classic “123456” as well as people choosing the term “password” and finding themselves the world's greatest geniuses for their cunning - Unfortunately, it was no different in 2015.

As usual, people at SplashData released a list of 25 most searched terms last year, revealing a good number of changes. To begin with, it seems that a lot of people were greatly influenced by the arrival of "Force Awakening", resulting in the appearance of "starwars" in 25th position, as well as "solo" and "princess" in positions 23 and 21, respectively.

Joining the list, we also have some extremely stupid and easy-to-hack new terms. This is the case, for example, of “welcome” in 11th position, “login” in 20th position and “passw0rd” in 24th place. Even so, classic passwords still remain at the top of the rankings, headed by “123456” and “password”.

Check out the full list below:

  • 1. 123456
  • 2. password
  • 3. 12345678
  • 4. qwerty
  • 5. 12345
  • 6. 123456789
  • 7. football
  • 8. 1234
  • 9. 1234567
  • 10. baseball
  • 11. welcome
  • 12. 1234567890
  • 13. abc123
  • 14. 111111
  • 15. 1qaz2wsx
  • 16. dragon
  • 17. master
  • 18. monkey
  • 19. letmein
  • 20. login
  • 21. princess
  • 22. qwertyuiop
  • 23. solo
  • 24. passw0rd
  • 25. starwars

Of course we understand that in today's world it's hard to keep each of the passwords of the dozens of services we use, such as Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox and many others; So imagine if we used extremely complex codes in all of them. But at least the list above should make it clear that, no matter how bad your memory, it's just not a complete sloppiness (or a little creativity) to create passwords that can protect at least a little more.

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