9 new entries on SplashData's Top 25 list of 'worst' passwords; 'password' drops to No. 2

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Apparently all those stories about changing your easy-to-hack passwords worked -- sort of -- because there's a new king of the hill in Badpasswordlandia.

According to SplashData, the folks who publish an annual list of the "worst" passwords, the reigning champ has been knocked down a peg: "password" has been replaced by "123456"

Of course by "worst," they mean best ...for hackers. The list is a who's who of terrible choices, making virtual entry by ne'er-do-wells easy.

Several on this list came from Adobe users whose passwords were posted online by Stricture Consulting Group, a security group. 

As usual, SplashData encourages people to immediately switch to a stronger password should theirs appear on the list below.

And the "Worst Passwords of 2013" are...

Rank

Password

Change from 2012

1

123456

Up 1

2

password

Down 1

3

12345678

Unchanged

4

qwerty

Up 1

5

abc123

Down 1

6

123456789

New

7

111111

Up 2

8

1234567

Up 5

9

iloveyou

Up 2

10

adobe123

New

11

123123

Up 5

12

admin

New

13

1234567890

New

14

letmein

Down 7

15

photoshop

New

16

1234

New

17

monkey

Down 11

18

shadow

Unchanged

19

sunshine

Down 5

20

12345

New

21

password1

Up 4

22

princess

New

23

azerty

New

24

trustno1

Down 12

25

000000

New

 

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