The most popular passwords of last year are unbelievably easy to crack

The web's worst passwords - and how to check if your password is a good 'un

Every year, SplashData takes a look at the millions of stolen passwords made public throughout the twelve months, and puts them together in order of popularity.

And boy oh boy are there some corkers in there this year.

The web's worst passwords - and how to check if your password is a good 'un

Unbelievably it seems that people are still being wildly slapdash about security, with the top five passwords being made up of ridiculously easy-to-guess phrases.

Yes folks, it maybe be 2015, but the most popular passwords from the list are: “123456”, “password”, “12345”, “12345678” and “qwerty”.

If you’re one of those people still daft enough to be using passwords like that we implore you, no beg you, to check out the advice in this article.

Here’s the top 25 with chart positions in brackets:

1. 123456 (Unchanged)

2. password (Unchanged)

3. 12345 (Up 17)

4. 12345678 (Down 1)

5. qwerty (Down 1)

6. 123456789 (Unchanged)

7. 1234 (Up 9)

8. baseball (New)

9. dragon (New)

10. football (New)

11. 1234567 (Down 4)

12. monkey (Up 5)

13. letmein (Up 1)

14. abc123 (Down 9)

15. 111111 (Down 8)

16.mustang (New)

17. access (New)

18. shadow (Unchanged)

19. master (New)

20. michael (New)

21. superman (New)

22. 696969 (New)

23. 123123 (Down 12)

24. batman (New)

25. trustno1 (Down 1)

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