What Do Football & Monkey Have In Common?

They both made SplashData’s 25 Worst Passwords of the Year – 2011 list. At the top of the list is the extremely clever word, “password.” Bad passwords make it easy for hackers to get into your online accounts.

Using at least 8 characters, adding numbers, capital letters and symbols to words you can remember are a good way to make your passwords less hacker-friendly. Don’t use the same passwords for all your online accounts. If a hacker has some basic information about you and one password that you use for multiple accounts they can easily hack into all of your accounts.

For more information, be sure to read out earlier blog post TMI! Don’t Over-Share. Here’s the entire list of passwords hackers try first. If you happen to use any of these passwords, please change them now.

  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. abc123
  6. monkey
  7. 1234567
  8. letmein
  9. trustno1
  10. dragon
  11. baseball
  12. 111111
  13. iloveyou
  14. master
  15. sunshine
  16. ashley
  17. bailey
  18. passw0rd
  19. shadow
  20. 123123
  21. 654321
  22. superman
  23. qazwsx
  24. michael
  25. football