What were the worst passwords of 2014?


Watch these people give Jimmy Kimmel their passwords on national TV.


Undoubtedly, cybersecurity stole the headlines of 2014. It seemed every week, there was another high-profile breach, whether the aftermath of Target and Home Depot, attacks against big-box retailers like Michaels and Neiman Marcus, or the massive incidents around JPMorgan Chase and Sony. However, even at its most rudimentary level, we’re finding that a majority of people fail to abide by common login best practices when accessing their personal data.

Worst Passwords of 2014

According to SplashData’s annual list of the worst passwords, compiled from more than 3.3 million leaked codes throughout the web during the past year, many of us aren’t too concerned about our digital security… at least when it comes to sign-in credentials. And apparently, some of us are more than happy to share them national television. Jimmy Kimmel’s producers recently went around the streets of Los Angeles to assess people’s password security.

Surely enough, the Jimmy Kimmel Live cast was able to get those passing by to reveal their “secret” credentials directly into the mic. Don’t believe us? Watch it below! 

So what were some of 2014’s top passwords?

1. 123456
2. password
3. 12345
4. 12345678
5. qwerty
6. 123456789
7. 1234
8. baseball
9. dragon
10. football
11. 1234567
12. monkey
13. letmein
14. abc123
15. 111111
16. mustang
17. access
18. shadow
19. master
20. michael
21. superman
22. 696969
23. 123123
24. batman
25. trustno1

 

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